Male Violence Against Women in the Global South: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

  • Walter S. DeKeseredy
  • Amanda Hall-Sanchez


Most of the empirical and theoretical work on violence against women has thus far centered on the plight of women who live in the Global North. The main objective of this chapter, then, is to contribute to the advancement of southern criminology by examining what social scientists know about various types of woman abuse in the Global South. Here, we answer these questions: What do we know? How do we know it? What are the next steps? All the answers are heavily informed by feminist ways of knowing, and the answers to the third question emphasize new empirical and theoretical directions.


Global South Violence against women Feminism Gender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter S. DeKeseredy
    • 1
  • Amanda Hall-Sanchez
    • 2
  1. 1.West Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesFairmont State UniversityFairmontUSA

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