Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the critical picture of gender and violence in the age of globalization by introducing a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics. The volume hosts methodologically and disciplinarily diverse contributions from around the world, discussing various contexts including Chechnya, Germany, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Palestine, the former Yugoslavia, Syria, South Africa, the United States, and the Internet. Bringing together scholars’ and activists’ historicized and site-specific perspectives, this book bridges the gap between theory and practice concerning violence, gender, and agency. In this revised and updated edition, the scope of inquiry is expanded to incorporate phenomena that have recently come to the forefront of public and scholarly scrutiny, such as Internet-based discourses of violence, female suicide bombers, and the Islamic State’s violence against women. At the same time, new data and developments are brought to bear on earlier discussions of violence against women across the globe in order to bring them fully up to date. With an international team of contributors, comprising eminent scholars, activists and policy-makers, this volume will be of interest to anyone conducting research in the areas of gender and sexuality, human rights, cultural studies, law, sociology, political science, history, post-colonialism and colonialism, anthropology, philosophy and religion.
’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