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Gender and violence in the Middle East [electronic resource] / David Ghanim.

By: Ghanim, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 p.).ISBN: 9780313359965 (electronic bk.); 0313359962 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women -- Violence against -- Middle East | Sex discrimination against women -- Middle East | Patriarchy -- Middle East | Violence -- Middle East | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security | Gewalt | Frau | Soziale Situation | Naher OstenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender and violence in the Middle East.DDC classification: 362.83 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : internalizing Middle Eastern violence -- Violence against women in the Middle East -- Crime and honor -- Islam, gender, and violence -- Gender alienation -- Gender and power -- Power and price -- Violence, victimization, and conformity -- Gender, resistance, and subversion -- Status and victimization -- Patriarchy and agency -- Authoritarian family structure -- Gender and authoritarian social contract -- Gender and authoritarian politics -- Gender, authoritarianism, and violence -- Conclusion : toward gender reconciliation.
Summary: Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region. In this societal sense, men as well as women may be said to be victims of the structural violence inherent in Middle Eastern gender relations. The author shows that the varieties of physical violence against women for which the Middle East is not.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-258) and index.

Introduction : internalizing Middle Eastern violence -- Violence against women in the Middle East -- Crime and honor -- Islam, gender, and violence -- Gender alienation -- Gender and power -- Power and price -- Violence, victimization, and conformity -- Gender, resistance, and subversion -- Status and victimization -- Patriarchy and agency -- Authoritarian family structure -- Gender and authoritarian social contract -- Gender and authoritarian politics -- Gender, authoritarianism, and violence -- Conclusion : toward gender reconciliation.

Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region. In this societal sense, men as well as women may be said to be victims of the structural violence inherent in Middle Eastern gender relations. The author shows that the varieties of physical violence against women for which the Middle East is not.

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