Thinking about Violence

Cecilia Menjívar

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In the book, Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala, I assembled a lens to shed light on the less visible and routinized aspects of violence in women's lives, based on field work I conducted among ladina women in eastern Guatemala and indigenous Maya women in the western highlands. In this piece I reflect on the connections between the framework I developed in this book and theoretical extensions to study similar cases of gender violence in other contexts as well as on the possibilities for engaging in public sociology that this work has created. I also take the opportunity to respond to a few critics so as to engage in productive dialogue that can inform future work in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Feminicide
  • Gender violence
  • Guatemala
  • Ladinas
  • Latin America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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