Tolerated Pains, Ignored Sorrows. Domestic Violence as Structural Violence with Cultural Continuity
In the last few decades, awareness has been raised about the persistence and increase of domestic
violence and intimate partner violence. The initial hypothesis developed here is that
toward those forms of violence linked to the most intimate sphere – home – we, as a society,
practice spatiotemporal “distancing,” thus allowing for this structural and cultural violence
to continue. This paper aims to take up this contemporary theoretical premise in order to
analyze historical accounts of cultural practices related to DV and IPV.