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Teaching Against Violence
Reassessing the Toolbox


Edited by Ines Testoni, Angelika Groterath, Maria Silvia Guglielmin, Michael Wieser

A joint publication by ATGENDER and CEU Press

Ines Testoni is Professor of Social Psychology and at the University of Padua, Italy, and Scientific Director of EMPoWER, Project Against Gender Violence.
Angelika Groterath is Professor of Social Psychology and Pedagogy at the University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Maria Silvia Guglielmin is a Psychotherapist at the University of Padua, Italy and Research Coordinator for EMPoWER.
Michael Wieser is Professor of Psychology at Alpen-Adria-Universitaet (Klagenfurt, Vienna, Graz), Austria.

The systematic lockout of women from social and political power is responsible for the phenomenon of double/multiple discrimination, so that in every social category, the status of women is always the lowest. This severe injustice is at the core of the situation of violence which still remains in the world today and poses a real challenge for the future.

Teaching Against Violence deals with gender based violence, paying particular attention to domestic violence, as in this field feminism has tenaciously sought to change the condition of women and, as a result, many international policies have promoted a significant social transformation. The chapters present active techniques that were adopted during the interventions to promote women’s empowerment. The contributions face these issues from various perspectives, present the state of the art research in multiple fields of study and suggest educational best practices that can be used where this problem is particularly severe.

Contents: Foreword: Gender education as a first-line tool to fight violence against women
About the legislation against domestic violence in Europe and Italy
The Activism of Black Feminist Theory in Confronting Violence Against Women: Interconnections, Politics and Practice
“Brothers for life”: A campaign addressing gender based violence on (de/re) constructing masculinities in South Africa.
“Yenza Kahle!” - Do the Right thing!
Gender, Deviance and Institutional Violence in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries: An Analysis of Two Filmic Representations of Abuse Gender and domestic violence in Portugal: intervention practices and their effects
The effectiveness of the EMPoWER project and intervention: Psychodrama and the elaboration of domestic violence in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, and Albania
“Overcoming Female Subordination”: An experimental process of empowerment—through sociodrama and digital storytelling—directed toward a group of Italian female undergraduates
List of Contributors
List of Tables

190 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-615-5225-93-2
$29.95 /€24.95 / £22.99