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Forsaken females : the global brutalization of women

Author: Andrea Parrot; Nina Cummings
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
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"Forsaken Females describes the varied types of violence women experience throughout the life course, from female infanticide and genital mutilation to sexual slavery and trafficking. From a truly global perspective, the book illuminates the diverse ideologies and cultural conditions that condone and perpetuate such brutality against women. In their own compelling words, women describe their personal experiences,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parrot, Andrea.
Forsaken females.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Parrot; Nina Cummings
ISBN: 0742545784 9780742545786 0742545792 9780742545793 9780742580428 0742580423
OCLC Number: 63116867
Description: xvi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding the context of violence against women. --
Perspectives on violence against women : historical, methodological, and theoretical --
The sociopolitical conditions that predispose women to violence --
pt. 2. Violent practices. --
Femicide: infanticide and feticide --
Female genital cutting : clitoridectomy, female circumcision, FGM, or rite of passage --
Sexual violence --
Sexual slavery --
Trafficking in women --
Intimate partner violence --
Honor killing --
pt. 3. Consequences and possibilities. --
The impact of violence against women --
Working toward a world without violence against women.
Responsibility: Andrea Parrot and Nina Cummings.
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Describes the varied types of brutalization women experience through the life course, as well as historical and theoretical perspectives of global violence against women. This book illuminates the  Read more...


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Violence against women is recognized as a public health problem; however, this area of research has produced results that are difficult to integrate either conceptually or empirically.Forsaken Read more...

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