Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aggression in Women and Girls: An Introduction

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Abstract

In this introduction to the papers in the special issue of Sex Roles on female aggression, I emphasize the range and variety of our subject and the need for a multiplicity of perspectives. In the work of the eleven authors contained in this volume we can see the utility of both relativist and universalists frameworks. I discuss the problems with identifying aggression and violence cross-culturally and underline the importance of incorporating other perspectives into our theories. I also discuss the potential advantages and shortcomings of phrasing our questions about women's and girls's aggression in terms of sexual difference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
JournalSex Roles
Volume30
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994

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