Feminicide: a social fact to be questioned


On 25 November, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, researchers and artists are publishing a web documentary on feminicide. By mixing arts and sciences, this creation proposed by Aartemis, Adrienne Arth, Claude Ber, Sylvette Denèfle, Isabelle Demangeat, Karine Lambert and Irene Pittatore allows a better understanding of this social fact that crosses time.

Based on the story of a trial for "murdering a woman" in 1847, kept in the judicial archives of the Var region, sociologists, historians, visual artists, photographers and writers have produced experiments and digital creations aimed at informing the general public while enriching contemporary scientific debates.

An artistic and scientific research

The aim is to identify the power issues involved in this violence from a historical and comparative perspective. Feminicides allow us to tell the story of patriarchal domination and virilist control, to analyse the risk factors, taboos and conflict situations and to deconstruct the sociosexual stereotypes that can be internalized by both men and women.

The project is both a methodological research that aims to mix the contributions of scientific knowledge with the sensitive approach of the plastic arts, photography or writing and a contribution of knowledge on a social fact, a recurrent object of recent public debates, but still too little studied in a scientific perspective.

An original tool for sharing knowledge

This web documentary is a way to present differently the results of research in the human and social sciences. The idea is to propose a toolbox that can be usede in a school, scientific and artistic context, so that gender studies research, and in particular research on feminicide, is accessible to as many people as possible.

Whether in secondary or higher education, in the political, artistic or associative spheres, or with the general public, the SAFé (Sciences Arts Féminicides) project hopes to circulate as widely as possible, at the university and beyond, to advance knowledge on this subject and, above all, to share it with society.

To navigate more comfortably in this webdocumentary, click on the 3 dotted lines at the bottom right of the image and then on the 2 arrows to switch to full screen.



Supporters of the project

This project was a winner of the AMU 2021 grant for scientific culture projects and received the support of the Aix-Marseille University's Vice Presidency for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination. It is supported by Aix-Marseille University, the Université Côte d'Azur, the CNRS, the Maison Méditerranéenne des sciences de l'Homme, the GenderMed research program, the TELEMMe research unit and the Inspé of the Université Côte d'Azur.


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