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Handbook on Gender and Violence

Edited by Laura J. Shepherd, Professor of International Relations, Department of Government and International Relations, The University of Sydney, Australia
Containing contributions from leading experts in the field, this Handbook explores the many ways gender and violence interact across different contexts and offers a range of disciplinary perspectives. This comprehensive volume connects micro-level interpersonal violence to macro-level structural forms of violence across three discrete but interrelated sections: concepts, representations, and contexts.
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Publication Date: November 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 468 4
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Containing contributions from leading experts in the field, this Handbook explores the many ways gender and violence interact across different contexts and offers a range of disciplinary perspectives. This comprehensive volume connects micro-level interpersonal violence to macro-level structural forms of violence across three discrete but interrelated sections: concepts, representations, and contexts.

Part one considers the core concepts of gender and violence alongside related concepts including sex, sexualities, patriarchy and security, elaborating on the research tools used within these areas. Part two investigates the different ways in which gender and violence are enacted through various representational practices, including film, policy, and online. The final part is devoted to the examination of gender and violence in a range of empirical settings, including different spheres of activity, from economic to juridical.

Presenting an in-depth overview of the topic, this Handbook on Gender and Violence will be a key resource for researchers who are new to the study of gender and violence. More experienced academics will also benefit from the up-to-date insights on key research themes in the field.
'This book is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in understanding and addressing gender violence. The relationship between gender and violence is complex, and constitutive. This handbook provides analytical tools for thinking through this complexity and points us to the multiple intersections of gender with other vectors of inequality and identity, as well as with policy frameworks, activisms, and resistances. The breadth of perspectives allows us to see how embedded gender violence is in social, political and economic life.'
– Jelke Boesten, King's College London, UK

'The Handbook on Gender and Violence features a stellar collection of authors having written both excellent and accessible pieces providing readers from students to scholars tools to think about the concepts, representations, and contexts of gender, violence, and gender violence. Laura Shepherd’s brilliant and reflective framing follows the reader through a text that is as important and innovative as it is engaging'
– Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida, US
Contributors include: J. Auchter, D. Bandelli, R. Bleiker, K. Boyle, L. Broughton, C. Corradi, D. de Vos, D. Duriesmith, B. Fileborn, P. Griffin, J.J. Hagen, E. Hutchison, K. Kelly-Thompson, R. Krystalli, E. Lombardo, A.W. Lusvardi, S. Marcus, A. McDonnell, S. McDonnell, P. Meth, C. Montoya, J. Nagel, D. Otto, K. Quek, L. Rolandsen Agustín, L.J. Shepherd, J. Spangaro, B. Swanton, S.L. Weldon, T. Wimpelmann, S. Yao, M. Zalewski





Contents:

1. Gender and Violence: Tools to think with
Laura J. Shepherd

SECTION 1: CONCEPTS
2. Gender/s
Marysia Zalewski

3. Race
Celeste Montoya

4. Intersectionality
Emanuela Lombardo and Lise Rolandsen Agustín

5. Sexualities
Jamie Hagen

6. Masculinity
David Duriesmith

7. The Body
Jessica Auchter

8. The Sex of Sexual Violence
Karen Boyle

9. Patriarchy
Kaye Quek

10. Femicide
Consuelo Corradi and Daniela Bandelli

11. Security
Laura J. Shepherd

SECTION 2: REPRESENTATIONS
12. The Emergence of Gender Violence as a Policy Problem
Ben Swanton

13. Narrating Violence: Feminist Dilemmas and Approaches
Roxani Krystalli

14. Gender, Violence, and Popular Culture
Andrea McDonnell

15. Gender and Violence on Film
Lee Broughton

16. Gender Violence Online
Sandra Yao

17. Gender and Violence in News Media and Photography
Roland Bleiker and Emma Hutchison

SECTION 3: CONTEXTS
18. Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Violence: Opportunities and Challenges
Kaitlin Kelly-Thompson, Amber Lusvardi and S. Laurel Weldon

19. Intimate Partner Violence
Jo Spangaro

20. Gender, Violence and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Sara Meger

21. Gender, Violence and the Military
Joane Nagel

22. Gender and Violence in Post-Conflict Settings
Torunn Wimpelmann

23. Gender, Violence and ‘Safe Cities’
Paula Meth

24. Gender and Economic Violence
Penny Griffin

25. Gender, Violence, and Human Rights
Dianne Otto

26. Gender, Violence and Criminal Justice
Bianca Fileborn

27. Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence at the International Criminal Court
Dieneke de Vos

28. Still Fighting: Rape Prevention in the Twenty-First Century
Sharon Marcus

Index