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Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig


The nature of human security is changing globally: interstate conflict and even intrastate conflict may be diminishing worldwide, yet threats to individuals and communities persist. Large-scale violence by formal and informal armed forces intersects with interpersonal and domestic forms of violence in mutually reinforcing ways. This book takes a critical look at notions of human security and violence through a feminist lens, drawing on both theoretical perspectives and empirical examinations through case studies from a variety of contexts around the globe. It goes beyond existing feminist inte ... More

Keywords: human security, violence, post-conflict security, state policy, gender-based crime, global inequalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814770207
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aili Mari Tripp, editor

Myra Marx Ferree, editor

Christina Ewig, editor

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Part One Retheorizing Human Security Through a Gender Lens

Part Two Case Studies of Gendered Violence in a Context of Broader Insecurities

6 A Struggle for Rites

Elizabeth Stites

Part Three Policy Considerations for Reducing Violence and Increasing Human Security

11 Integrating Gender into Human Security

Narda Henríquez And Christina Ewig

Part Four Conclusion