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Violence, vulnerability and embodiment : gender and history

Author: Shani D'Cruze; Anupama Rao
Publisher: Oxford, England : Blackwell, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Violence, its specificity and significance across temporal and spatial boundaries, is a key topic for feminist scholarship. 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." "The contributors discuss violence in a wide range of contexts, from castration and blinding as punishment for treason in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shani D'Cruze; Anupama Rao
ISBN: 1405120924 9781405120920
OCLC Number: 61684916
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
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Description: ix, 343 : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Violence and the vulnerabilities of gender / Shani D'Cruze and Anupama Rao --
Female suicide, subjectivity and the state in eighteenth-century China / Janet Theiss --
'She is but a woman' : Kitty Byron and the English Edwardian criminal justice system / Ginger Frost --
Mothers/fighters/citizens : violence and disillusionment in post-war El Salvador / Irina Carlota Silber --
Gendered violence : castration and blinding as punishment for treason in Normandy and Anglo-Norman England / Klaus Van Eickels --
Precarious conditions : a note on counter-insurgency in Africa after 1945 / Luise White --
Stalinist identity from the viewpoint of gender : rearing a generation of professionally violent women-fighters in 1930s Stalinist Russia / Anna Krylova --
' Generous Amazons came to the breach' : besieged women, agency and subjectivity during the French Wars of religion / Brian Sandberg --
Gendered visibilities and the dream of transparency : the Chinese-Indonesian rape debate in post-Suharto Indonesia / Karen Strassler --
Woman and violence in artistic discourse of the Russian Revolution and Civil War (1917-1922) / Anna N. Eremeeva, translated by Dan Healey --
Un/safe/ly at home : narratives of sexual coercion in 1920s Egypt / Marilyn Booth --
Rethinking law and violence : the Domestic Violence (Prevention) Bill in India, 2002 / Rajeswari Sunder Rajan --
Prostitution, sex work and violence : discursive and political contexts for five texts on paid sex, 1987-2001 / Svati P. Shah --
Apparitions of desire : Clive van den Berg and the art of historical unknowability / Rosalind C. Morris.
Other Titles: Violence, vulnerability & embodiment
Responsibility: edited by Shani D'Cruze and Anupama Rao.
Local System Bib Number:
u250472
(Sirsi) i9781405120920
(Sirsi) 250472

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