Re-writing Women as Victims

Priscyll Anctil AvoineFaculté de science politique et de droit | UQAM

Priscyll Anctil Avoine est candidate au Doctorat en Science politique avec concentration en Études féministes à l’UQAM

Routledge, 2020, 230 pages

Doctorante au Département de science politique de l’UQAM, Priscyll Anctil Avoine et Anne-Marie Veillette (ancienne étudiante à la maîtrise en science politique et doctorante à l’INRS) se sont alliées pour écrire le chapitre : « Women’s Resistance in Violent Settings : Infrapolitical Stratégies in Brazil and Colombia » qui se trouve dans l’ouvrage Re-writing Woman as Victims : From Theory to Practice.


This volume critically analyses political strategies, civil society initiatives and modes of representation that challenge the conventional narratives of women in contexts of violence. It deepens into the concepts of victimhood and agency that inform the current debate on women as victims.

The volume opens the scope to explore initiatives that transcend the pair abuser–victim and explore the complex relations between gender and violence, and individual and collective accountability, through politics, activism and cultural productions in order to seek social transformation for gender justice. In innovative and interdisciplinary case studies, it brings attention to initiatives and narratives that make new spaces possible in which to name, self-identify, and resignify the female political subject as a social agent in situations of violence. The volume is global in scope, bringing together contributions ranging from India, Cambodia or Kenya, to Quebec, Bosnia or Spain. Different aspects of gender-based violence are analysed, from intimate relationships, sexual violence, military contexts, society and institutions.

Re-writing Women as Victims : From Theory to Practice will be a key text for students, researchers and professionals in gender studies, political sciences, sociology and media and cultural Studies. Activists and policy makers will also find its practical approach and engagement with social transformation to be essential reading.

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