Workshop 1

Queering Family Violence: Setting Agenda For Queer Wellbeing, 1-4 December, 2020, online

The first workshop starts the discussion on violence against LGBTQI+ people or perpetrated by them in the private settings of the family. We discuss the diverse forms violence takes, as well as on theoretical frameworks and methodologies used for studying violence, histories of queer family violence, and the ways institutions deal with it. The workshop is designed to go beyond the intimate partner violence frame and consider family violence by/against other family members such as parents, children, or others. We focus on a variety of family constellations where queerness is part of the picture: whether it is a same-sex family, a family with queer children, or a heterosexual family where one of the parents comes out as gay.

The workshop covers the following issues:

            • Theoretical approaches to family violence: from psychology to law to social science
            • Violence between queer intimate partners: approaches and studies
            • Violence against queer children: main issues
            • Violence against queer elderly: from families to institutions

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