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Violence against women in South Asian communities : issues for policy and practice

Author: Ravi K Thiara; Aisha K Gill
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is powerful, challenging and inspirational, and is an important contribution to debates on the complex intersections between ethnicity, gender and inequality, as well as on human rights and violence against women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ravi K Thiara; Aisha K Gill
ISBN: 9781843106708 1843106701
OCLC Number: 319248352
Description: 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding violence against South Asian women : what it means for practice / Ravi K. Thiara and Aisha Gill --
Charting South Asian women's struggles against gender-based violence / Amrit Wilson --
Masculinities and violence against women in South Asian communities : transnational perspectives / Marzia Balzani --
Shrinking secular spaces : Asian women at the intersect of race, religion, and gender / Pragna Patel and Hannana Siddiqui --
Moving toward a "multiculturalism without culture" : constructing a victim-friendly human rights approach to forced marriage in the UK / Aisha Gill and Trishima Mitra-Kahn --
Continuing control : child contact and post-separation violence / Ravi K. Thiara --
Shariah councils and the resolution of matrimonial disputes : gender and justice in the "shadow" of the law / Samia Bano --
Protection for all? : the failures of the domestic violence rule for (Im)migrant women / Kaveri Sharma and Aisha Gill.
Responsibility: edited by Ravi K. Thiara and Aisha K. Gill ; foreword by Liz Kelly.

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This book explores the key theoretical and empirical issues involved in gendered violence, ethnicity and South Asian communities. The editors draw together leading researchers and practitioners to  Read more...

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