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March 5, 2016

CFP: Gender and Violence from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Book: Gender and Violence from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editors: Jyoti Atwal and Iris Fleßenkämper
Submission deadline for abstracts: March 14, 2016
Description: »The book will focus on sexual violence, especially on its function in establishing and distinguishing group identities. Occasionally, in several pre-modern and modern cultures, the sexual purity of (primarily) women serves as a marker for the moral integrity of the family or the larger group. Violent assaults on the sexual reputation of women are therefore often associated with the defamation of a social or religious community, be it their family/clan or other groups to which the victims belong. The book will therefore examine the meanings and functioning of sexual violence within different social and religious systems.«
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