Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective

Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective
Introducing a Social Justice and Human Rights Perspective
Edited by Aisha K. Gill & Sundari Anitha
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2011
Pb 272pp
Forced Marriage is a social justice and human rights perspective which brings together leading practitioners and researchers from the disciplines of criminology, sociology and law. Together the contributors provide an international, multi-disciplinary perspective that offers a compelling alternative to prevailing conceptualisations of the problem of forced marriage.

The volume examines advances in theoretical debates, analyses existing research and presents new evidence that challenges the cultural essentialism that often characterises efforts to explain, and even justify, this violation of women's rights. By locating forced marriage within broader debates on violence against women, social justice and human rights, the authors offer an intersectional perspective that can be used to inform both theory and practical efforts to address violence against diverse groups of women.

This unique book, which is informed by practitioner insights and academic research, is essential reading for practitioners and students of sociology, criminology, gender studies and law.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781848134638 – Forced Marriage
  • Availability: In Stock
  • RM30.00

Tags: Aisha K. Gill, Anja Bredal, Ann Singleton, Bangladesh, Crime, Criminology, Europe, Geetanjoli Gangoli, Human Rights, Islam, Khatidja Chantler, Khatun Sapnara, Marianne Hester, Marzia Balzani, Media, Migration, Pakistan, Samia Bano, Sara Hossain, Shazia Choudhry, Social Justice, Sociology, Sundari Anitha, Teertha Gupta, United Kingdom, Violence against Women, Women, Yakin Erturk