Jyoti Atwal, Iris Flessenkämper
August 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 316 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138506824 - CAT# Y372692
This book covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses historical and contemporary developments that trigger violence while highlighting the social conditions, practices, discourses, and cultural experiences of gender-related violence in India. Beginning with the issues of gender-based violence within the traditional context of Indian history and colonial encounters, it moves on to explore the connections between gender, minorities, marginalisation, sexuality, and violence, especially violence against Dalit women, disabled women and transgender people. It traces and interprets similarities and differences as well as identifies social causes of potential conflicts. Further, it investigates the forms and mechanisms of political, economic and institutional violence in the legitimation or de-legitimation of traditional gender roles. The chapters deal with sexual violence, violence within marriage and family, influence of patriarchal forces within factory-based gender violence and global processes such as demand-driven surrogacy, and the politics of literary and cinematic representations of gender-based violence. The book situates relevant debates about India and underlines the global context in the making of the gender bias that leads to violence both in the public and private domains.
An important contribution to feminist scholarship, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of gender studies, women’s studies, history, sociology, and political science.
Part I. Introduction
(a) Situating India: Challenges and Propositions
(b) Researching Gender-based Violence in India: Issues, Concepts, Approaches
Part II. Historical Encounters and Cultures of Violence
Silenced Women, Speaking Men: Locating Gendered Epistemic Violence in 19th-century German Representations of India
Part III. Minorities and Marginalised Women: Deviant Sexuality and Violence
Unregistered Concerns: Violence Against Women with Disabilities in India
NILIKA MEHROTRA AND MAHIMA NAYAR
Part IV. Economies of Violence and Cultural Representations