Violence, Vulnerability and Embodiment: Gender and History

Violence, Vulnerability and Embodiment: Gender and History

by Shani D'Cruze
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405120920
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Gender and History Special Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

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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