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Women and Violence : the Agency of Victims and Perpetrators

Author: Heather Widdows; Herjeet Marway; Hanna Pickard; OAPEN Foundation.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Genders and sexualities in the social sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited collection explores the agency of women who do violence and have violence done to them. Topics covered include rape, pornography, prostitution, suicide bombing and domestic violence. The volume contributes to the philosophical and theoretical debate, as well as offering practical, social and political responses to the issues examined.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Widdows; Herjeet Marway; Hanna Pickard; OAPEN Foundation.
ISBN: 9781137015112 113701511X
OCLC Number: 1014475622
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction; Heather Widdows; Herjeet Marway --
PART I. WOMEN AS VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE --
1. Rape, women's autonomy, and male complicity; Sarah Sorial; Jacqui Poltera --
2. Women between agency and coercion; Elena Alonzo --
3. Prostitution and the concept of agency; Rȟa Jean --
PART II. WOMEN AS PERPETRATORS OF VIOLENCE --
4. Self-harm as violence: when victim and perpetrator are one; Hanna Pickard --
This chapter is available under a CC BY license via palgraveconnect.com --
5. Autonomy, value and violence: assessing substantive accounts of autonomy; Jules Holroyd --
6. Female suicide bombers and autonomy; Herjeet Marway --
7. Women raping men; Iain Law --
PART III. GOVERNANCE, VIOLENCE AND AGENCY --
8. Andrea Dworkin's Pornography: men possessing women : a reassessment; Bob Brecher --
9. Violence, techno-transcendence and feminism: thinking about agency in the digital age; Gillian Youngs --
10. 'Not Just Victims But': Towards a Critical Theory of the Victim; Robin May Schott --
PART IV. THEORISING VIOLENCE AND AGENCY --
11. Women's agency and the fallacy of autonomy: the example of rape and sexual consent; Paul Reynolds --
12. What is violence?; Amanda Cawston --
13. Ontology, freedom and the body that can birth; Alison Assiter.
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in the social sciences.
Responsibility: Widdows, Heather, Marway, Herjeet, Pickard, Hanna.

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Chapter 4 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.This edited collection explores the agency of women who do violence and have violence done to them. Topics  Read more...
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