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Temas Sociales

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MORENO VALDIVIA, Antonio Edgar. Social Practices and domestic violence . Temas Sociales [online]. 2017, n.41, pp.147-172. ISSN 0040-2915.

Abstract Domestic violence against women is not a new and exclusive social problem of this era. On the contrary, it is a historical constant that goes through the whole history of humanity. However, what is striking today is the fact of having regularized the use of force and the power of man to resolve conflicts in the family context. Despite the negative impact on the health of the victims, this situation has remained hidden, ignored and unpunished, and only in recent years has been described as a public health problem and as a crime. Although there is a lot of research, more studies are necessary to overcome light, biased and dogmatic visions. It is necessary to know why a marked underreporting prevails in cases of domestic violence, why the victims are silent and do not dare publicly denounce this type of crime, why some women produce and reproduce macho practices, why the persistence of the idea that we can not intervene in couple fights, why families are organized particularly in relation to men's power, why efncient and effective institutional work does not prevail and why men kill them when they try to move away. In this context of unknown situations still unresolved, this article tries to answer some of these questions through the description of certain social practices that produce and reproduce the young women victims of intrafamily violence that have as a place of residence any of the areas that make up the Municipal District 1 of the city of El Alto.

Palabras clave : Social practices; intrafamily violence; machismo; victimization.

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