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Comparative perspectives on gender violence : lessons from efforts worldwide

Author: Rashmi Goel; Leigh Goodmark
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Interpersonal violence.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States has uncritically exported its law and policy on gender violence without regard to effectiveness or cultural context, and without asking what we might learn from efforts to combat gender violence in the rest of the world. This book asks that question. Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide documents the global scope of gender violence, from countries where the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rashmi Goel; Leigh Goodmark
ISBN: 9780199346578 0199346577
OCLC Number: 899113958
Description: xii, 225 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Pushing Law: Legislating Gender Violence Worldwide --
1. Leigh Goodmark: Exporting Without License: The American Attempt to End Intimate Partner Abuse Worldwide --
2. Rashida Manjoo: Gaps and Challenges in States' Response in the Quest to Eliminate Violence Against Women-A Global Perspective --
Part II. Developing a Legal Response --
3. Robin Runge: Operating in a Narrow Space to Effect Change: Development of a Legal System Response to Domestic Violence in China --
4. Nicole Phillips: The Vital Role of Grassroots Movements in Combatting Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Abuse in Haiti --
5. Nadera Shalhoub-Krevorkian and Adrien K. Wing: Violence against Palestinian Women in the West Bank --
III. Tackling Specifics: The Lessons of Implementation --
6. Johanna Bond and Elizabeth Bruch: Lessons from the Local: Rurality and Responses to Intimate Partner Abuse in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United State --
7. Nia Parson: "In the Good Times and the Bad": Gendered Notions, Economic Inequality, Intimate Partner Violence and Lessons from Chile to Move Beyond Judicial Reform --
8. Rashmi Goel: Coaxing Culture-India's Legislative Response to Dowry Deaths --
IV. Still Work to Do: The Continuing Evolution of the Legal Response --
9. Kris Miccio: An American in St Patrick's Court: Gender-Violence, Gender Inequality and the Irish Feminist Response --
10. Molly Dragiewicz: Family Law Reform and Domestic Violence: Lessons from Australia --
11. Julie Goldschied: The Economics of Gender Violence in Norway: A Comparative Approach --
12. Nancy Lombard and Nel Whiting: Domestic Abuse: Feminism, the Government and the Unique Case of Scotland --
13. Donna Coker and Ahjane Macquoid: Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence.
Series Title: Interpersonal violence.
Responsibility: edited by Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark.

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