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Objectivation savante et objet de politiques publiques : les violences interpersonnelles dans les habits neufs de la statistique et de la santé publique (France / Europe / Etats-Unis, 1995-2016)

Abstract : This dissertation addresses interpersonal violence in order to question the texture it is made of. Why and how has it come that since the 4th UN World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995), “interpersonal violence” so named in research and public policies have become a public health issue and a statistical matter primarily concerning women as victims? To answer this question, I put the health and statistical content of interpersonal violence to the test. I mobilize numerous statistical sources that have been built during the last two decades, in order to tackle them as a fieldwork. I position my work between the sociology of the emergence of the “interpersonal violence” issue and the sociology of survey research. In order to make the sources that have been available for twenty years easier to understand, I analyze them paying a particular attention to their cognitive motives and the complex arrangements they rest upon. I address the striking gaps between these sources and compare them on several analytical levels in order to draw meaningful epistemological and practical conclusions on: 1) the way cognition is closely related to measurement tools; 2) the contribution of the history of statistical categories and the institutional history in which these categories have been taking place since the late 1960s. Between feminist movements, victimization and health surveys, between utilitarianism and human rights, interpersonal violence remains as a fractured political issue and research topic, about which the apparent public health consensus encompasses numerous cognitive and political uncertainties.
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Catherine Cavalin. Objectivation savante et objet de politiques publiques : les violences interpersonnelles dans les habits neufs de la statistique et de la santé publique (France / Europe / Etats-Unis, 1995-2016). Sociologie. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016IEPP0046⟩. ⟨tel-03651025⟩

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