The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online. Gender Violence, the Law, and Society analyses and explores the historical and cultural roots of issues of gender-based and sexual violence in Japan, India and South Africa. Using a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods, this edited collection highlights the intersection of marginalized gender and sexual identities – such as raped women, gay men and women who are victims of commodified violence – and marginalized geographic areas. Taking a structured and holistic approach, the chapters authors break down issues across three levels: violence, state, and society. By exploring case studies from the three selected geographical areas, both the roots and effects and related organization and belief systems are explored in their relations to the issues of sexual and gendered violence. The chapters expose and consider the complexities and nuances in each country in terms of their varying cultural practices, their religious and caste systems, and racial disparities, whilst exploring and expanding the understanding of the concept of violence itself. Gender Violence, the Law, and Society takes an important step towards synthesizing area-specific issues and knowledge into a more comprehensive and global body of knowledge on the apparently universal appearances of forms of sexual and gendered violence.
Introduction: Gender-based Violence, the Law, and Society; M. Susanne Schotanus Gender-Based Violence Section Introduction 1: Gender-Based Violence; Gavan Patrick Gray, Nidhi Shrivastava, and Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Chapter 1. Genocidal Violence, Biopolitics, and Treatment of Abducted and Raped Women in the Aftermath of 1947 Partition in India; Nidhi Shrivastava Chapter 2. The Commodification of Sex in Modern Japan: Outdated Attitudes and Overdue Reforms; Gavan Patrick Gray Chapter 3. Sexual Orientation Microaggressions in South Africa; Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Gender-Based Violence and the Law Section Introduction 2: Gender-Based Violence and the Law; Gavan Patrick Gray, Nidhi Shrivastava, and Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Chapter 4. The Insidious Culture of Fear in Indian Courts; Nidhi Shrivastava Chapter 5. Legal Responses to Sexual Violence in Japan: First Steps in a Lengthy Process of Rehabilitation; Gavan Patrick Gray Chapter 6. The Paradox of Constitutional Protection and Prejudice Experienced by LGBT People in South Africa; Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Gender-Based Violence and Society Section Introduction 3: Gender-Based Violence and Society; Gavan Patrick Gray, Nidhi Shrivastava, and Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Chapter 7. Rape and the Prevalent Culture of Silence in India; Nidhi Shrivastava Chapter 8. Japanese Gender Norms and their Impact on Male Attitudes Toward Women; Gavan Patrick Gray Chapter 9. Intersectional Influences of Sexual Orientation Microaggressions in South Africa; Deepesh Nirmaldas Dayal Postscript; M. Susanne Schotanus
M. Susanne Schotanus is the Director of Publications for Progressive Connexions and Series Editor of the Emerald Interdisciplinary Connexions series. Schotanus’ work is marked by a passion for interdisciplinarity and knowledge production, especially around topics that have traditionally been considered taboo.