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Women and gendered violence in Canada : an intersectional approach / Chris Bruckert, Tuulia Law.

Bruckert, Chris, 1960- (author.). Law, Tuulia, (author.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS HV6250.4.W65 .B77 2018
Barcode: 30731101223356
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781442636149
  • ISBN: 1442636149
  • ISBN: 9781442636156
  • ISBN: 1442636157
  • Physical Description: xii, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Violence against women is usually framed as an issue of interpersonal violence perpetuated by men. While domestic violence and sexual assault are significant social problems, such a narrow framing obscures the diversity of women's experience, fails to illuminate the role social structures play, and excludes discussions of labour site and state violence. By drawing on a range of theoretical traditions emerging from feminism, criminology, and sociology, Women and Gendered Violence in Canada expands the conversation of violence against women to critically examine violence as conditioned by the political, cultural, economic, and social reality of women collectively and individually. The book contains 12 chapters organized into 4 sections. The first section develops the conceptual and contextual framework that informs the remainder of the text, and the following three sections are organized around types of victimization: interpersonal, labour site, and state. Although the book's main focus is Canadian society, the conclusion broadens this focus by exploring how Canadian women are complicit in the victimization and exploitation of women in less privileged parts of the world. Each chapter ends with lists of suggested activities and further readings, and textboxes with first person narratives are used throughout the text to personalize the material and issues being examined."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Women > Violence against > Canada.
Women > Crimes against > Canada.
Sex discrimination against women > Canada.
Violence > Social aspects > Canada.
Women > Canada > Social conditions.