Sexualities, Gender and Violence: A View from the Iberian Peninsula


Begonya Enguix Grau (Editor)
Cristina Pereira Vieira (Editor)

Series: Human Rights: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
BISAC: SOC060000

The eleven essays and the introduction included in this collection offer an interdisciplinary reflection on the multifarious intersections of sexuality and gender-based norms in Southern Europe. They offer varied insights on the different negotiations of gender and sexuality and their connections to different forms of violence in the Iberian Peninsula. Empirically rich and theoretically challenging, the different chapters tackle topics such as the configuration of relationships, digital intimacies, sexual violence and harassment and sex education. The first part explores the current configurations of sexuality, gender and violence attending to traditional meanings and also to new debates on these issues. The second part explores current masculinities in relation to different forms of violence. This collection is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the relations between sex, gender and violence in the contemporary moment.



Table of Contents


Part 1: Reconfiguring Sexuality, Gender and Violence: Old and New Debates

Chapter 1. Gender, Sexuality and Affects: Current Becomings
(Begonya Enguix Grau, PhD, Department of Arts and Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya/MEDUSA Research Group, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 2. Loving No-Body: Polyamorous Thoughts on Romantic Love and Widowhood
(David Berga Molina, Department of Arts and Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 3. Deterritorialising the Modern Girl in Netflix’s Cable Girls©: A Figuration both from and for Spanish Feminism
(Sabrina Vaquerizo-González, Department of Arts and Humanities/MEDUSA Research Group, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 4. Minors’ Absences, Major Offences: Grindr and Minors’ Sexuality
(Erick G. Gómez Narváez, Department of Arts and Humanities, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya [UOC], Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 5. Unveiling Silence and Pressures in the Messages of School Sex Education: A Path towards More Egalitarian and Democratic Relationships
(Sofia Almeida Santos and Eunice Macedo, Centre for Research and Intervention in Education [CIIE], Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal)

Part 2: Exploring Masculinities, Silences and Other Forms of Violence

Chapter 6. Portuguese Youth’s Discourses on Masculinity: Broken Silences
(Cristina Pereira Vieira, Department of Social Sciences and Management, Open University [UAb], Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7. Men behind the Mask: The Epistemology of Difference
(Luís Santos, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and Behavior, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal)

Chapter 8. The Portuguese Observatory of Dating Violence: Reflections on the Potential of Informal Reporting
(Sofia Neves, Ariana Correia, Mafalda Ferreira, Joana Topa, Janete Borges, Ana Luísa Abreu, and Estefânia Silva, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University Institute of Maia, Maia, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 9. Sexualised Violence against Boys in Spain
(Paco Abril, Rafa Soto and Pedro Unamunzaga, Department of Pedagogy, Universitat de Girona-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya UOC-MEDUSA Research Group, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10. The Male Savage Mind: Violent Male Interrelationships, from Casual to Daily Occurrences
(Juan A. Rodríguez del Pino, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 11. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Portugal
(Dália Costa, Anália Torres and Bernardo Coelho, CIEG/ISCSP, Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)


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