Glasnik Etnografskog instituta SANU 2008 Volume 56, Issue 1, Pages: 145-166
doi:10.2298/GEI0801145C
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Women's autonomy and domestic violence in the Sandžak region: The influence of religion and region

Čvorović Jelena

This paper seeks to shed light on a specific aspect of domestic violence wife beating in the Sandžak region, southwestern Serbia. The paper draws upon data collected in the course of a study on women's autonomy in the region. Violence against women in this area is closely linked to the institution of marriage, where related norms and cultural practices reinforce women's powerlessness, exposing them to domestic violence.

Keywords: nasilje u porodici, Sandžak, žene, evolucija

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