Editor: Professor Vasilikie Demos, Professor Marcia Segal
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Advances in Gender Research offers readers original manuscripts dealing with new developments in the study of gender informed by a variety of feminist frameworks and methodologies.
Volume 18a: Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence
Editors: Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos
Publication date: 12 November 2013
The chapters in this two-part volume deal with a range of gender-based violence issues that are making news headlines daily. In Part A the contributors address the ways in which wartime rape is treated in international courts, why and how the gender language used at the United Nations matters, how asylum-seekers fleeing gendered violence are treated, how the press and the courts frame rape and other acts of violence, perceptions and responses of and to disabled and LGBTQ people who are victims of gendered violence, the ways we respond to the perpetrators of violence, and the relationship of military service to nationalism. The focus of the volume is global in the sense that international law and tribunals are discussed and norms and attitudes from global samples are compared. A variety of qualitative and quantitative methods including interviews, textual analysis, autoethnography, and secondary analysis of large sample surveys are employed. Each of the chapters has theoretical as well as policy or social implications.
"The most recent volume of this esteemed and innovative series pushes the edges of our understanding about gender-based violence by considering people "outside the frame" of conventional attention. Demos and Texler Segal have succeeded admirably in putting together a cross-cutting collection of studies illuminating gender-based violence towards transgender persons, the disabled, and even infants. Kilby's examination of perpetrator motives adds a startling perspective critical to understanding the phenomenon of gender-based violence. The volume deals not only with the intimate personal experience of violence but also the impact of gender concepts at an international level. Several authors highlight the importance of language in framing conceptions of gender and violence such as Jauk's study of gender at the United Nations and Ward's exploration of rape in wartime. Zaccai's interviews with female Israeli soldiers reveal the intersection of full national membership and fear of rape: combat veterans are viewed as having the most voice in national discussions of war and peace, yet female soldiers are less likely to be deployed into combat for fear they will be raped if captured. These thought-provoking studies go beyond the bounds of the easily visible and stretch our understanding of gender-based violence."
The Rev. Susan H. Lee, Ph.D.
Marcia Texler Segal is Professor of Sociology and Dean for Research Emerita at Indiana University Southeast. She is co-editor of this series as well as of Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Readings for a Changing Landscape (2007, with Theresa A, Martinez). She has also co-edited volumes of teaching resources available from the American Sociological Association, and she currently serves on the editorial boards of Sociological Perspectives and thegender section of the on-line journal Sociology Compass . Her research, teaching and administrative consulting have taken her to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia. She is a past president of the North Central Sociological Association and has held elected and appointed offices in the American Sociological Association, Sociologist for Women in Society, and Research Committee 32 (Women in Society) of the International Sociological Association. In 2008 she received the SWS Mentorship Award.
Vasilikie “Vicky” Demos
Marcia Texler Segal
Cristina Irving Turner
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