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Violence, vulnerability and embodiment : gender and history

Author: Shani D'Cruze; Anupama Rao
Publisher: Oxford, England : Blackwell, ©2005.
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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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Title: Violence, vulnerability and embodiment : gender and history /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Shani D'Cruze; Anupama Rao
ISBN: 1405120924; 9781405120920
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Content: 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.

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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.
Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung.
Year: ©2005.
Publisher: Oxford, England : Blackwell,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2006274737; National Library: 013128933
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: HM886; LC Class No.: HQ1237; Dewey No.: 305.48/9692; Dewey No.: 305.42
OCLC No.: 61684916
Local System Bib Number:
u250472
(Sirsi) i9781405120920
(Sirsi) 250472

Abstract:

"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 Normandy and Anglo-Norman England, through the rearing of professional female fighters in 1930s Stalinist Russia, to the Domestic Violence (Prevention) Bill in India in 2002. They ask why some forms of violence are valorised, permitted or rendered invisible, while others are stigmatised, policed or criminalised; and they consider the relationship between everyday violent acts, and the extraordinary or spectacular use of violence as humiliation or punishment." "The book helps readers to understand violence as a performative act that can be read symptomatically and as a diagnostic for deeper, more complex historical structures."--Jacket.
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