The Cunning of Gender Violence: Geopolitics and Feminism (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) (Paperback)

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The Cunning of Gender Violence: Geopolitics and Feminism (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) By Lila Abu-Lughod (Editor), Rema Hammami (Editor), Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Editor) Cover Image
By Lila Abu-Lughod (Editor), Rema Hammami (Editor), Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Editor)
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The Cunning of Gender Violence focuses on how a once visionary feminist project has folded itself into contemporary world affairs. Combating violence against women and gender-based violence constitutes a highly visible and powerful agenda enshrined in international governance and law and embedded in state violence and global securitization. Case studies on Palestine, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Pakistan, Israel, and Turkey as well as on UN and US policies trace the silences and omissions, along with the experiences of those subjected to violence, to question the rhetoric that claims the agenda as a "feminist success story." Because religion and racialized ethnicity, particularly "the Muslim question," run so deeply through the institutional structures of the agenda, the contributions explore ways it may be affirming or enabling rationales and systems of power, including civilizational hierarchies, that harm the very people it seeks to protect.

Contributors. Lila Abu-Lughod, Nina Berman, Inderpal Grewal, Rema Hammami, Janet R. Jakobsen, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Vasuki Nesiah, Samira Shackle, Sima Shakhsari, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Dina M Siddiqi, Shahla Talebi, Leti Volpp, Rafia Zakaria.

About the Author

Lila Abu-Lughod is Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. Rema Hammami is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Women's Studies at Birzeit University. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at The Hebrew University and Chair in Global Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478020431
ISBN-10: 1478020431
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2023
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies