Sara Pilot & Lora Prabhu (Eds)
Title The fear that stalks: Gender-Based Violence in Public Spaces
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Zubaan/Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. 2012
Seller ID 109517
This book is an attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of gender-based violence in public spaces. It provides a framework that locates gender based violence within the politics and dynamics of public space, and helps us to understand the commonality between these diverse forms of violence, ranging from sexual harassment, sexual assault, moral policing, ?honour? killing, acid throwing, witch hunting, parading naked, tonsuring, rape and homicide. The writers unpack and examine the idea of a ?public? space: although by and large a notional space, they begin by identifying it as the geographical space between the home and the workplace and then, go beyond this to look at the violation faced by homeless women and girls who live on the streets, as well as those who work in public spaces in the unorganised sector. Contents Foreword The Fear That Stalks: Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces Masculinity and its Role in Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces Gendered Usage of Public Spaces: A Case Study of Mumbai Gendered Claims of Citizenship and Notions of Honour and Stigma `Neutral? Laws or `Moral? Codes: Controlling and Recreating Sexualities/Intimacies Gender-based Violence Faced by Hijras in Public Spaces in Urban India Redeeming `Honour? through Violence: Unraveling the Concept and its Application Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Consequences and Cost Women and Homelessness Role of Media in Advertising Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces Printed Pages: 348.
The fear that stalks: Gender-Based Violence in Public Spaces Sara Pilot & Lora Prabhu (Eds)