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Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Blackwell Introduction to Engaged Anthropology Series) / Edition 1
     

Gender Violence: A Cultural Perspective (Blackwell Introduction to Engaged Anthropology Series) / Edition 1

by Sally Engle Merry
 

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ISBN-10: 0631223592

ISBN-13: 9780631223597

Pub. Date: 12/22/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Taking an anthropological perspective, this comprehensive book offers a highly readable and concise overview of what constitutes gender violence, its social context, and important directions in intervention and reform.

  • Uses stories, personal accounts, case studies and a global perspective to provide a vivid and engaging portrait of forms of violence in

Overview

Taking an anthropological perspective, this comprehensive book offers a highly readable and concise overview of what constitutes gender violence, its social context, and important directions in intervention and reform.

  • Uses stories, personal accounts, case studies and a global perspective to provide a vivid and engaging portrait of forms of violence in gendered relationships
  • Extensively covers many forms of gender violence including domestic violence, rape, murder, wartime sexual assault, prison and police violence, female genital cutting, dowry murders, female infanticide, “honor” killings, and sex trafficking
  • Examines major approaches to diminishing gender violence such as criminalization, batterer retraining programs, and human rights interventions
  • Highlights the role of social movements in defining the problem and mobilizing reforms in the US and internationally

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223597
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/22/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introduction to Engaged Anthropology Series
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,381,093
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

1 Introduction 1

2 Gender Violence and Social Movements 25

3 Punishment, Safety, and Reform: Interventions in Domestic Violence 48

4 Gender Violence as a Human Rights Violation 77

5 Poverty, Racism, and Migration 102

6 Violent "Cultural" Practices in the Family 127

7 Women and Armed Confl ict 156

8 Conclusions 179

References 187

Index 207

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