Obscuring Gendered Difference: The Treatment of Violence in Australian Government Alcohol Policy

Duane Duncan*, David Moore, Helen Keane, Mats Ekendahl

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    Abstract

    Despite public debate about alcohol and public violence among young people in Australia, the issue of masculinities or gender is rarely visible in alcohol policy. Instead, policy recommendations aimed at reducing violence focus on changing the availability and consumption of alcohol. Drawing on concepts from feminist and science and technology studies scholarship, this article analyses how "alcohol-related violence"is constituted as a specific policy object, and how it coheres to obscure men's contributions to and experiences of violence. Attention to the political effects of these policy practices is necessary for the development of more equitable alcohol policies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1057-1079
    Number of pages23
    JournalSocial Politics
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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