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Violence and gender in the globalized world : the intimate and the extimate /
edited by Sanja Bahun-Radunović, V.G. Julie Rajan.
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
description
xv, 226 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0754673642 (alk. paper), 9780754673644 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
0754673642 (alk. paper)
9780754673644 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6601410
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the present discourse on gender and violence, discovering new ways to address the complexities often encountered in academic research. Through the introduction of a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics, this book redefines the critical picture of gender violence in the age of globalization, adopting diverse methodological approaches and various disciplinary praxes in its investigation of the question of violence against women across a variety of geographical, political and cultural contexts.With an international team of contributors, comprising both scholars and activists, this volume bridges the gap between academic and activist perspectives on gender violence in diverse international contexts. As such, it will be of interest to anyone conducting research in the areas of gender and sexuality, human rights, cultural studies, political science, history, postcolonialism and colonialism, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and religion.
Main Description
Expanding the present discourse on gender and violence, this illuminating volume discovers new ways to address the complexities encountered in academic research on the topic. Through the introduction of a variety of uncommonly discussed geopolitical sites and dynamics, the book redefines the critical picture of gender violence in the age of globalization.
Main Description
This is a marvelously detailed book about many different forms of pedestrianism. I strongly recommend Ways of Walking for its really good analyses of just how walking has been and still is fundamental to human life. John Urry, Lancaster University, UK "The humble art of walking has been virtually ignored in the social sciences. This excellent book teaches us otherwise. Walking is shown to be absolutely fundamental to how we think, how we act and how we dwell." Christopher Tilley, University College London, UK Despite its importance to how humans inhabit their environments, walking has rarely received the attention of ethnographers. Ways of Walking combines discussions of embodiment, place and materiality to address this significant and largely ignored 'technique of the body'. This book presents studies of walking in a range of regional and cultural contexts, exploring the diversity of ways of walking and the variety of meanings it can embody. As an original collection of ethnographic work that is both coherent in design and imaginative in scope, this primarily anthropological book includes contributions from geographers, sociologists and specialists in education and architecture, offering insights into human movement, landscape and social life. With its interdisciplinary nature and truly international appeal, Ways of Walking will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences, as well as to policy makers on both local and national levels. Contents: Preface; Introduction, Tim Ingold and Jo Lee Vergunst; Before a step too far: walking with Batek hunter-gatherers in the forests of Pahang, Malaysia, Lye Tuck-Po; Walking stories: leaving footprints, Allice Legat; The dilemmas of walking: a comparative view, Thomas Widlok; Feet following hooves, Pernille Gooch; Performing on the landscape versus doing landscape: perambulatory practice, sight and the sense of belonging, Kenneth R. Olwig; Listen to the sound of time: walking with saints in an Andalusian village, Katrín Lund; Taking a trip and taking care in everyday life, Jo Lee Vergunst; Walking through ruins, Tim Edensor; Walking out of the classroom: learning on the streets of Aberdeen, Elizabeth Curtis; Enchantment engineering and pedestrian empowerment: the Geneva case, Sonia Lavadinho and Yves Winkin; 'Taking a line for a walk': walking as an aesthetic practice, Raymond Lucas; A collectable topography: walking, remembering and recording mountains, Hayden Lorimer and Katrín Lund; Index. About the Author: Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, UK and Jo Lee Vergunst is RCUK Academic Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, UK.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: on violence and gender, and global connections
Revealing the Gaps
Indigenous women's anti-violence strategies
Going beyond the universal-versus-relativist rights discourse and practice: the case of Malaysia
Microcredit and violence: a snapshot of Kerala, India
Enclosures and Exposures
People behind walls, women behind walls: reading violence against women in Palestine
Algerian adolescents caught in the crossfire
The after-war war of genders: misogyny, feminist ghettoization, and the discourse of responsibility in post-Yugoslav societies
A call for a nuanced constitutional jurisprudence
South Africa, Ubuntu, dignity, and reconciliation, Drucilla Cornell in collaboration with Karin Van Marle
Bordered Subjectivities, Global Connections
Introduction
Litigating international human rights claims of sexual violence in the US courts: a brief overview of cases brought under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act
The traffic in 'trafficked Filipinas': sexual harm, violence, and victims voices
Victims, villains, saviors: on the discursive constructions of trafficking in women
Ethnicity and gender in the politics of Roma identity in the post-communist countries
Aesthetics and Gendered Transformations
Introduction
Over her dead body: talking about violence against women in recent Chicana writing
When theater becomes a crusade against violence: the case of V-Day
Index
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