Cómo los maltratos se transforman en “violencia intrafamiliar”: El recorrido de la performatividad

Translated title of the contribution: How abuses become “domestic violence”: The performativity path

Fernando A. Valenzuela, Claudio Ramos Zincke

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This article describes and analyzes the process through which domestic violence is performed in the lives of victims. It observes the activities that constitute the process, beginning with the filing of a police report and ending with its presentation as a case of domestic violence in a court of law. The analysis is based on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews of key agents in the process in Santiago, Chile. A sequence of framing and translation operations taking place in heterogeneous networks was observed which transported the reported facts from the private lives of the victims to the courtroom, thus performing a new reality that is both private and public.

Translated title of the contributionHow abuses become “domestic violence”: The performativity path
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)213-226
Number of pages14
JournalRevista de Estudios Sociales
Issue number51
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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