Violence, Vulnerability and Embodiment: Gender and History

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Shani D'Cruze, Anupama Rao
Wiley, Aug 5, 2005 - History - 360 pages
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This well-illustrated collection uses new and interdisciplinary approaches in gender history to explore violence as a form of gendered embodiment across place and time, from the medieval world to the twenty-first century.
  • Uses new and interdisciplinary approaches in gender history.
  • Considers the issues across time, from the classical world to the twenty-first century.
  • Covers a wide range of locations, including Africa, China, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia.
  • Academically and theoretically innovative.
  • Includes work by authors from different countries and different disciplines.
  • Helps readers to understand violence both as a diagnostic for deeper, more complex historical structures, and as a performative act that can be read symptomatically.
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    About the author (2005)

    Shani D'Cruze is Reader in Gender History at Manchester Metropolitan University. She was co-editor of the journal Gender and History between 2000 and 2004. Her main publications are on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history of violence, crime and gender and the gender history of the nineteenth-century family.

    Anupama Rao is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her interests are in Indian nationalism; anti-caste struggles; caste, gender and the family form in nineteenth- and twentieth-century western India; historical anthropology; the anthropology of violence; human rights and feminist and critical theory.

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