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.
Sanja Bahun is Professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK. She is the author of Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning , the co-editor of The Avant-garde and the Margin: New Territories of Modernism , Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate, From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production, Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras, Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions, Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious , and Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions, and she has published articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects concerning women’s and gender studies, modernism, world literature, psychoanalytic theory and intellectual history. V.G. Julie Rajan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and a lecturer in the Program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has authored two monographs: Women Suicide Bombers: Narratives of Violence and Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis: The Islamic State, Takfir, and the Genocide of Muslims. Her recent papers include ’Women Terrorists in Postcolonial Conflicts Globally’. Dr. Rajan has edited several special issues including Women Suicide Bombers: Negotiations of Violence (Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies) and has co-edited several book collections including Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras.
’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