Violence Against Women in Asian Societies

In this volume the authors explore violence against women in the wider context of patriarchal violence, seeking to tease out the ways in which violence acts to perpetuate not only gender inequality, but also broader social, economic and political injustices that deny women’s and men’s human rights. In this volume, the authors address each of the interconnected categories of direct, indirect and structural violence. The authors incorporate research on forms of direct violence including domestic violence, marital rape, acquaintance rape, stranger rape and other forms of sexual violence such as incest, sexual harassment, sexual assault and forced sexual initiation.

Manderson, Lenore and Linda Rae Bennet (eds)
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RoutledgeCurzon: London, UK