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Description - Understanding Gender Based Violence by Nadia Aghtaie

This book aims to bring together the pioneering research on gender based violence that has been conducted by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Topics discussed include violence in young people's relationships, prostitution policy, disabled women's experiences of domestic violence, men as victims of domestic violence, feminist movements and methodological concerns. This book will have a wide appeal, as each individual chapter builds on and contributes to existing global and national concerns about gender based violence.

The book starts with an exploration of key theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in researching gender based violence, then moves on to look at specific national (UK) based empirical studies. The final section brings together a wide range of research from diverse contexts, ranging from China, Iran, India and refugee camps in Rwanda.

The book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, students and practitioners who have an interest in this area, as well as for policymakers around the world. It will also be of interest to the general reader who wants to learn more about what is now a highly topical issue.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138687653
ISBN-10: 1138687650
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nadia Aghtaie

Nadia Aghtaie is a lecturer in gender based violence at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She is currently working on a European comparative study on violence in young people's intimate relationships. Prior to this she has conducted a number of other research projects, such as comparative research on gender-based violence in Iran and the UK, Criminal and Civil Codes of Iran in relation to domestic violence and rape. Geetanjali Gangoli is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She has extensive research experience and has published widely on Indian feminist movements; domestic violence, forced marriage and crimes in the name of honour in the UK, and has also worked on gender based violence in China.

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