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The fear that stalks : gender-based violence in public spaces /

The fear that stalks :  gender-based violence in public spaces /
DK Number:DK-221445
ISBN: 9789381017135
Title: The fear that stalks : gender-based violence in public spaces /
Author: edited by Sara Pilot and Lora Prabhu.
Imprint: New Delhi : Zubaan,
Physical Desc.: x, 337 p. ; 23 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 23.60
Summary: Papers presented at a two-day conference on Gender-based violence in public spaces : challenges and solutions, held at New Delhi in October 2010.
Subject Strings: Women--Violence against--India--Congresses.
  Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--India--Congresses.
  Family violence--India--Congresses.
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The volume examines the causes and consequences of gender-based violence in public spaces. Scholars from different disciplines and activists from the women’s movement explore the nature of gender-based violence in public spaces locating it within the politics and dynamics of public space. Tracing the common strands between different forms of violence like sexual harassment and assault, acid throwing, honour killing, rape and homicide, the essays examine the legal remedies available to prevent gender-related violence and discuss to what extent these remedies are adequate. The costs of gender-based violence especially in terms of economic losses to society are also examined. With case studies, they view the plight of homeless women and eunuchs in society and the role of media in addressing gender-based violence in public spaces.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
The Fear That Stalks: Gender-based Violence in Public SpacesUrvashi Butalia1
Masculinity and its Role in Gender-based Violence in Public SpacesSanjay Srivastava13
Gendered Usage of public Spaces: A Case Study of MumbaiShilpa Phadke51
Gendered Claims of Citizenship and Notions of Honour and StigmaFlavia Agnes81
'Neutral' Laws or 'Moral' Codes: Controlling and Recreating Sexualities/IntimaciesRukmini Sen143
Gender-based Violence Faced by Hijras in Public Spaces in Urban IndiaPriti Prabhughate, Ernest Noronho and Alka Narang173
Redeeming 'Honour' through Violence: Unravelling the Concept and its ApplicationPrem Chowdhry197
Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Consequences and CostNandita Bhatla238
Women and HomelessnessShivani Chaudhry, Amita Joseph and Indu Prakash Singh263
Role of Media in Addressing Gender-based Violence in Public SpacesMohuya Chaudhuri301
Notes on Contributors332
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