Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence addresses the gaps in theory, methods, and practices that are currently used to engage the problem of gender-based violence.
This book complements the work carried out in the legal, social work, and medical fields by demonstrating how a focus on local issues and local responses can better inform a collaborative global response to the problem of gender-based violence.
With chapters covering Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, and Oceania, it provides ample evidence that richly textured and qualitatively informed research can illuminate work that is more quantitative in scope.
The volume illustrates the various ways scholars, practitioners, frontline workers, and policy makers can work together to end forms of violence in their local communities.
The chapters in this volume demonstrate that the ways top-down responses to violence have been inadequate, and that solutions are available when the local historical, political, and social context is taken into consideration.
Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence contains useful insights that, when combined with the efforts of other disciplines, offer solutions to the problem of gender-based violence.
Contributors: Kimberly Ashburn, Melisa Beske, Karin Friederic, Hillary J. Haldane, Yasmina Katsulis, Lynn Kwiatkowski, Rebecca Lundgren, April DJ Petillo, Mark Schuller, M. Gabriela Torres, Jennifer R. Wies, and Elizabeth Wirtz
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