Aotearoa’s trials and tribulations of UNCRC’s ‘play grounds’ in the past 25 years
Childhood Studies Colloquium
14 November 2014 9.30am – 4.30pm
Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland
Emeritus Professor Anne B. Smith, University of Otago
Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm
University of Central Lancashire – School of Social Work
4 November 2014, 4-5.45pm, Brook Building room 8
Intersectionality in Young Men’s Accounts of Domestic Violence
Professor David Gadd
Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice Manchester University Law School
This paper argues for approaches to explaining domestic violence that are sufficiently nuanced enough for most men to be able to see both similarities and differences between themselves and other men who have described perpetrating assaults on women. It begins by outlining the instrumentalist assumptions that continue to inform key feminist approaches to explaining perpetrator behaviour. It then elaborates on how conceptual developments in the study of masculinities have challenged instrumentalist explanations without fully transcending the social determinism implicit in them. Using three young men’s narrative accounts the paper shows how domestic violence can be both instrumental and expressive at the same time – controlling and defensive – and that the meaning of such behaviours can often only be grasped by being alive to the gendered nature of social discourses, many of which are easily infused with racialized, disablist and class-based assumptions.
Professor David Gadd is Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manchester University Law School. David has 15 years of experience of conducting and analyzing in-depth interview research with offenders, and has written extensively on the subjects of domestic abuse, masculinities and crime, racial harassment, offender motivation and desistance from crime. His first book, Psychosocial Criminology (co-written with Tony Jefferson) was published by Sage in 2007. His second book, Losing the Race (co-written with Bill Dixon) was published by Karnac in 2011. David is lead editor of the (2012) SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods (co-edited with Susanne Karstedt and Steven Messner).
Seminar is free. All welcome. Brook Building room 8. Refreshments provided.
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Professor Edward Halpin
Leeds Metropolitan University
Seminar Series 2014: Children and Social Justice
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Oct 18-19, 2014 at The Barbican London
The Kent Centre for Parenting Culture Studies is a session partner for a discussion, What is wrong with disciplining children? 5.30-6.45pm, Saturday 18th October. Convened by Jan Macvarish.
he Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS) at the University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce its second Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood conference for May8-10 , 2015. The website for the conference is https://www.uleth.ca/conreg/icys Look for updates there.