Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence

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Vasilikie Demos, Marcia Texler Segal
Emerald Group Publishing, May 12, 2014 - Social Science - 320 pages
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A global discourse regarding gender and violence is emerging as feminists, media experts, and social scientists consider the place of gender in episodic acts and chronic conditions of violence. The chapters in this two-part volume offer understandings of the relationship between violence and gender from the global to the domestic level. In Part B, authors trace the history of feminist antiviolence efforts, theorize the reproduction of symbolic gender violence, and show how violence might be re-conceptualized in comparative and intersectional perspective. They show how historical, cultural and religious elements contribute to or complicate violence, how development efforts can backfire, and how actions and techniques applied by governments and NGOs can reduce or exacerbate violence. Substantive topics addressed are as varied as masculinity in U.S. prisons, child abuse in Israel, neo-Nazism in Germany and religious nationalism in India. Much of the research was done on the ground through participant observation, interaction in affected communities and interviews with change agents directly involved. Each of the chapters has theoretical as well as policy or social implications.
 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
1
INTERSECTIONALITY AT THE INTERSTICES
19
CONCEPTUALIZING GENDER AS A SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN POSTCONFLICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT
45
THE CASE OF RELIGIOUSBASED VIOLENCE IN GUJARAT INDIA
73
IS RELIGIOSITY RELATED TO REDUCED ABUSE IN CHILDHOOD? A COMMUNITY STUDY OF ULTRAORTHODOX AND SECULAR JEWI...
99
REFLECTIONS ON NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES TO SEXUAL AND GENDERBASED VIOLENCE IN THE DEMOCRATIC...
125
A STUDY OF A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT IN NORTHERN UGANDA
145
WOMENS UNDERESTIMATED POTENTIAL FOR VIOLENCE IN GERMAN NEONAZISM CONTINUATION OF THE PAST OR NOVEL PHEN...
171
MANAGING PERFORMANCES OF MASCULINITY IN PRISON
195
THE TRAJECTORY AND TENSIONS OF FEMINIST ANTIVIOLENCE
225
THE CASE OF HONOR KILLINGS IN TURKEY
251
RESHAPING POSTPATRIARCHAL DISCOURSES ON GENDER
275
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
303
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