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A Global Spotlight on Gender Based Violence

New book from Emerald explores gender and violence on an international and domestic level

United Kingdom, 18 June 2014 – From around the world instances of gender-based violence continue to dominate headlines. As the international discourse gains momentum, the new book Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (Part B) from global academic publisher, Emerald Group Publishing, offers latest insight into the connection between gender and violence in conflict situations.

Substantive topics address current affairs issues including religious-based violence in India, gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and honour killings in Turkey. Research is intertwined with considerations of the media’s reporting agenda, locality and public perception. The book also discusses women’s underestimated potential for violence and performances of masculinity in prison. 

In an extract from the book, Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (Part B), Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos, Series Editors, said: “Worldwide attention is being drawn to examples and forms of gender-based violence. These are currently major topics in the media both factual and fictional.

“Public policies are under discussion and programs to deal with them are developing. However, because the discussions and programs are often not researched-based or intersectionally inclusive, gender-based violence persists and victims are sometimes ignored, blamed, or subjected to further violence.”     

The majority of the research has been complied through on the ground participant observation, interaction, and interviews. The chapters show how historical, cultural and religious elements contribute to or complicate violence and how actions and techniques applied by governments and NGOs can reduce or exacerbate violence.

To read ‘More Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence: An Introduction’ and ‘Treating Sexual Violence as a “Business”. Reflections on National and International Responses to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, visit and available for free until 27th June.

Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (Part B) is included in Emerald’s eBook series and follows Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (Part A). Emerald’s eBook series brings together over 1,300 volumes and more than 135 book series.

Commissioned from leading academics and authors, each collection offers a breadth of relevant, quality content combined with the ease and accessibility of electronic access. Featuring high impact and topical research, these titles offer a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of a subject area, making them an essential resource for students, researchers and industry.

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