Violence Against Women in Asian Societies Gender Inequality and Technologies of Violence
Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the structural and interpersonal violences to which women are subject, both under conditions of conflict and disruption, and where civil society is relatively ordered. It explores sexual violence and coercion, domestic violence, and violence within the broader community and the state, avoiding sensationalised accounts of so-called cultural' practices in favour of nuanced explorations of violences as experienced in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India.
'The authors challenge lazy generalizations and essentialized culturalist approaches, and the essays are written in an accessible and concise manner, providing in-depth analysis of each case.' - Pacific Affairs
'This collection of studies ... will prove to be a valuable resource for many social science disciplines.' - Pacific Affairs
'There is an impressive balance between the discussion of literature and the presentation of the authors' own research.' - British Sociology Association