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The Resource The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization, Alison Brysk

The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization, Alison Brysk

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The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization
Title
The struggle for freedom from fear
Title remainder
contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Alison Brysk
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How can we understand and contest the global wave of violence against women? In this book, Alison Brysk shows that gender violence tends to change as countries develop and liberalize, but not in the ways that we might predict. Brysk analyzes the experience of semi-liberal, developing countries at the frontiers of globalization to map out shifting patterns of violence and what can be done to change them. As the book shows, gender violence is not static, nor can it be attributed to culture or individual pathology - patterns of femicide and sexual violence track economic, political, and social change. Worldwide, a combination of international action, legal reform, gendered public policy, civil society mobilization, and campaigns for changes in social values work to decrease gender violence. But Brysk goes on to assess the potential, limits, and balance of these measures in specific societies and scenarios of gender violence. Brysk shows that a human rights approach is necessary but not sufficient to address gender violence, and that insights from feminist and critical development approaches are essential"--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brysk, Alison
Dewey number
362.82/926
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.W65
LC item number
B789 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Sex crimes
  • Human rights
  • Human rights
  • Sex crimes
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Frau
  • Gewalt
  • Globalisierung
  • Prävention
Label
The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization, Alison Brysk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence against women -- Constructing human rights -- Acting globally : the international rights repertoire -- Standing up for security: mobilization -- Freedom : from sexual slavery to self determination -- The right to life : femicide and intimate partner violence -- The right to bodily integrity : the struggle to end sexual violence -- Ending impunity : law and its limits -- Expanding rights : gendered public policy -- Norm change : pathways of persuasion -- Conclusion: the quest for freedom from fear -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1019844155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780190901516
Lccn
2017061033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844155
Label
The struggle for freedom from fear : contesting violence against women at the frontiers of globalization, Alison Brysk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence against women -- Constructing human rights -- Acting globally : the international rights repertoire -- Standing up for security: mobilization -- Freedom : from sexual slavery to self determination -- The right to life : femicide and intimate partner violence -- The right to bodily integrity : the struggle to end sexual violence -- Ending impunity : law and its limits -- Expanding rights : gendered public policy -- Norm change : pathways of persuasion -- Conclusion: the quest for freedom from fear -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
1019844155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 366 pages
Isbn
9780190901516
Lccn
2017061033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1019844155

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