Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien

Sylvia Walby: Theorising violence in varieties of gender regimes

  • Wann 20.04.2022 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo HU-Hauptgebäude, Raum 2070a, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin und online (via Zoom)
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Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Essener Kolleg für Geschlechterforschung (EKfG) der Universität Duisburg-Essen mit Unterstützung des Anneliese Maier-Forschungspreises der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung 


What difference does it make to a theory of society to take violence more seriously? What are the implications of treating all violence, inter-personal violence as well as war between states, as significant for theory? I argue for violence as a fourth institutional domain alongside economy, polity and civil society. Violence is an important part of systems of gender inequality. How should the variation in the deployment and regulation of violence in society be theorised in relation to the varieties that exist in forms of gender regimes? The implications of different definitions in relation to physicality need clarification: identifying the specificity of violence as a form of physical power rather than extending the concept into wider forms of coercion and inequality aids the greater visibility of gender inequalities. The implications of the balance between the criminal justice and welfare functions of the state to address violence vary between varieties of gender regime: this balance is central in contestations within contemporary feminist politics. Inter-personal violence is at the heart of contemporary public debate. Clarifying the theoretical issues at stake is important for debates on the priorities of contemporary politics and policy. It matters for understanding the dynamics of gender regimes and gender politics.



Professor Sylvia Walby OBE, Professor of Sociology, Director of the interdisciplinary Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, UK, is one of the leading theorists of the sociology of gender inequalities and social change in the world. Professor Walby was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2018, Professor Walby received the Anneliese Maier Research Award.

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Language: English

The public lecture will be offered in a hybrid format. Participation will be possible online (via Zoom):

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Public Lecture // Sylvia Walby: Theorising violence in varieties of gender regimes

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Semester: Sommersemester 2022

ZtG-Veranstaltungskategorie: Ringvorlesungen/Gastvorträge des ZtG