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    A global history of sexual violence from the Nineteenth Century to the present

    Bourke, Joanna (2020) A global history of sexual violence from the Nineteenth Century to the present. In: Edwards, L. and Penn, N. and Winter, J. (eds.) The Cambridge World History of Violence: 1800 to the Present. The Cambridge World History of Violence IV. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 147-167. ISBN 9781316585023.

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    Book synopsis: This book explores one of the most intractable problems of human existence – our propensity to inflict violence. It provides readers with case studies of political, social, economic, religious, structural and interpersonal violence from across the entire globe since 1800. It also examines the changing representations of violence in diverse media and the cultural significance of its commemoration. Together, the chapters provide in-depth understanding of the ways that humans have perpetrated violence, justified its use, attempted to contain its spread, and narrated the stories of its impacts. Readers also gain insight into the mechanisms by which the parameters about the acceptable limits to and locations of violence have dramatically altered over the course of a few decades. Leading experts from around the world have pooled their knowledge to provide concise, authoritative examinations of the complex phenomenon of human violence. Annotated bibliographies provide overviews of the shape of the research field.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2019 06:22
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:26


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