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Violence and Gender in the Globalized World


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Contents: Foreword, Charlotte Bunch; Introduction: on violence, gender, and global connections (again), Sanja Bahun and V.G. Julie Rajan. Part I Revealing the Gaps: Indigenous women's anti-violence strategies, Yifat Susskind; Going beyond the universal-versus-relativist rights discourse and practice: the case of Malaysia, Sharon A. Bong; Women, violence, and the Islamic State: resurrecting the caliphate through femicide in Iraq and Syria, V.G. Julie Rajan. Part II Enclosures and Exposures: People behind walls, women behind walls: reading violence against women in Palestine, Rose Shomali Musleh; Algerian adolescents caught in the crossfire, Meredeth Turshen; The after-war war of genders: misogyny, feminist ghettoization, and the discourse of responsibility in post-Yugoslav societies, Svetlana Slapsak; A call for a nuanced constitutional jurisprudence: South Africa, ubuntu, dignity, and reconciliation, Drucilla Cornell, in collaboration with Karin Van Marle. Part III Bordered Subjectivities, Global Connections: Building accountability for gender-based violence: international human rights litigation in U.S. courts, Jennifer M. Green; The traffic in 'trafficked Filipinas': sexual harm, violence, and victims' voices, Sealing Cheng; Victims, villains, saviors: on the discursive constructions of trafficking in women, Loretta Ihme; She-hadis? Online radicalization and the recruitment of women, Mia M. Bloom. Part IV Aesthetic and Gendered Transformations: Over her dead body: talking about violence against women in recent Chicana writing, Deborah L. Madsen; Theater as a crusade against gender violence: the case of V-Day (revisited), Marta Fernandez-Morales. Index.

About the Author

Sanja Bahun is Professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK. She is the author of Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning , the co-editor of The Avant-garde and the Margin: New Territories of Modernism , Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate, From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production, Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras, Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions, Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious , and Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions, and she has published articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects concerning women's and gender studies, modernism, world literature, psychoanalytic theory and intellectual history. V.G. Julie Rajan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and a lecturer in the Program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has authored two monographs: Women Suicide Bombers: Narratives of Violence and Al Qaeda's Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir, and the Genocide of Muslims. Her recent papers include 'Women Terrorists in Postcolonial Conflicts Globally'. Dr. Rajan has edited several special issues including Women Suicide Bombers: Negotiations of Violence (Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies) and has co-edited several book collections including Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras.


'Deftly exploring the intersectionalities of feminist theory and activism, race, gender, and socioeconomic status, and women's complex agency as victims, conduits, and perpetrators of violence, Bahun and Rajan have succeeded brilliantly in bringing together a rich group of contributors to address timely questions of theory and policy regarding human security in all its manifestations.' Paige Whaley Eager, Hood College, USA 'A necessary read for anyone who wants to understand the current context of the gendered nature of violence, from the intimate to the international. The volume's strength stems from case studies that exemplify "the now" in international politics written by contributors from across the globe.' Caron E. Gentry, University of St Andrews, UK

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