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Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept


October 4, 2018October 5, 2018 · Betts Auditorium

Department of German

This one and a half-day conference seeks to start an interdisciplinary conversation on domestic violence, as a legal, political, anthropological, and psychoanalytic concept but also as an aesthetic and representational problem. Domestic violence will be addressed both as an object of historical inquiry and as an urgent contemporary question.

Speakers will analyze domestic violence as a blind spot, a present absence, or an unsaid in certain discourses and representations and pay particular attention to the structural interrelation of domestic violence with other forms of violence.

Co-sponsored by The University Center for Human Values, Princeton Institute for International Regional Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Department of Anthropology, Humanities Council

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