Gender Violence in Russia: The Politics of Feminist Intervention

Gender Violence in Russia: The Politics of Feminist Intervention

by Janet Elise Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253220742

ISBN-13: 9780253220745

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Just a few years ago, most Russian citizens did not recognize the notion of domestic violence or acknowledge that such a problem existed. Today, after years of local and international pressure to combat violence against women, things have changed dramatically. Gender Violence in Russia examines why and how this shift occurred—and why there has been no similar

Overview

Just a few years ago, most Russian citizens did not recognize the notion of domestic violence or acknowledge that such a problem existed. Today, after years of local and international pressure to combat violence against women, things have changed dramatically. Gender Violence in Russia examines why and how this shift occurred—and why there has been no similar reform on other gender violence issues such as rape, sexual assault, or human trafficking. Drawing on more than a decade of research, Janet Elise Johnson analyzes media coverage and survey data to explain why some interventions succeed while others fail. She describes the local-global dynamics between a range of international actors, from feminist activists to national governments, and an equally diverse set of Russian organizations and institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253220745
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Can Intervention Help Women?
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: Foreign Intervention and Gender Violence
2. The Global Feminist Challenge, Communism, and Postcommunism
3. The Women's Crisis Center Movement: Funding and De-funding Feminism
4. Sexual Assault: The Limits of Blame and Shame
5. Domestic Violence: The Benefits of Assistance
6. Trafficking in Women: The Costs of State Pressure
7. Conclusion: Recommendations for Future Interventions

Appendix 1. Women's Human Rights and Gender Violence
Appendix 2. Notes on Measurement and Method
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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