Gender, Race and International Relations

Violence Against Filipino Women in Australia

Author: Chris Cunneen,Julie Stubbs

Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 4936

This book examines the over-representation of Filipino women as victims of homicide in Australia. The authors argue that the vulnerability of Filipino women to violence in this country can only be understood through the intersection of representations of gender and race within the context of international relations. The work examines homicide and domestic violence, immigration and the marketing of marriage and sex, and the Internet as a specific site through which idealised constructions of ‘Asian’ women are commodified to be accessed by ‘Western’ men. "… a sensitive analysis of the complex web of race, gender and class … I congratulate the authors on their work and heartily endorse this book." Zita Antonios, Race Discrimination Commissioner
Posted in Social Science

Women in Asia

Tradition, Modernity, and Globalisation

Author: Louise P. Edwards,Mina Roces

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472087518

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 4253

A handbook for understanding the situations of women in Asia today
Posted in Social Science

Wife Or Worker?

Asian Women and Migration

Author: Nicola Piper,Mina Roces

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523784

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 219

View: 6389

This volume challenges the perception of Asian women as either mail-order brides or overseas workers. There are a wide range of case studies, all showing the multiplicity of roles women maintain, and emphasizing the point that marriage, work and migration are inextricably linked.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime

Author: Joshua D. Freilich,Moshe Addad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351784803

Category: Law

Page: 334

View: 7946

This title was first published in 2002: The issue of immigration and crime in all of its many contexts and forms, is a problem which affects numerous countries throughout the world. In many countries, immigrants have been accused of disproportionate involvement in crime while, in others, immigrants are often claimed to be the victims of criminal offenders, as well as indifferent criminal justice systems. The subjects covered within this informative collection include the offending and victimization rates of immigrants and their dependants, institutional racism, human trafficking/smuggling and ethnic conflicts. In particular, the problems faced by female immigrants are addressed in detail. Whilst some papers look at the issues facing particular countries, such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel and Turkey, others adopt a more comparative approach. Migration, Culture Conflict and Crime is an essential and compelling read for all those with a strong interest in this important area. Not only does it significantly advance our scientific knowledge concerning the relationship between immigration, crime and justice, but it also sets forth a number of proposals which, if implemented, could address many of the problems found in these areas.
Posted in Law

The Globalisation of Crime

Understanding Transitional Relationships in Context

Author: Mark Findlay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789837

Category: Law

Page: 246

View: 7660

On a contracting world stage, crime is a major player in globalization and is as much a feature of the emergent globalized culture as are other forms of consumerism. The Globalization of Crime charts crime's evolution. It analyses how globalization has enhanced material crime relationships such that they must be understood on the same terms as any other significant market force. Trends in criminalization, crime and social development, crime and social control, the political economy of crime, and crime in transitional cultures are all examined in order to understand the role of crime as an agent of social change and present an integrated theory of crime and social context. This was the first book to challenge existing analyses of crime in the context of global transition, and show that crime is as much a force for globalization as globalization is a force for crime.
Posted in Law

Justice Reinvestment

Winding Back Imprisonment

Author: David Brown,Chris Cunneen,Melanie Schwartz,Julie Stubbs,Courtney Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744911X

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 670

Justice reinvestment was introduced as a response to mass incarceration and racial disparity in the United States in 2003. This book examines justice reinvestment from its origins, its potential as a mechanism for winding back imprisonment rates, and its portability to Australia, the United Kingdom and beyond. The authors analyze the principles and processes of justice reinvestment, including the early neighborhood focus on 'million dollar blocks'. They further scrutinize the claims of evidence-based and data-driven policy, which have been used in the practical implementation strategies featured in bipartisan legislative criminal justice system reforms. This book takes a comparative approach to justice reinvestment by examining the differences in political, legal and cultural contexts between the United States and Australia in particular. It argues for a community-driven approach, originating in vulnerable Indigenous communities with high imprisonment rates, as part of a more general movement for Indigenous democracy. While supporting a social justice approach, the book confronts significantly the problematic features of the politics of locality and community, the process of criminal justice policy transfer, and rationalist conceptions of policy. It will be essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners of criminal justice and criminal law.
Posted in Social Science

Pilipinas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philippines

Page: N.A

View: 495

Posted in Philippines

The Gender Politics of Domestic Violence

Feminists Engaging the State in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Andrea Krizsán,Conny Roggeband

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317212487

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 8437

What are the factors that shape domestic violence policy change and how are variable gendered meanings produced in these policies? How and when can feminists influence policy making? What conditions and policy mechanisms lead to progressive change and which ones block it or lead to reversal? The Gender Politics of Domestic Violence analyzes the emergence of gender equality sensitive domestic violence policy reforms in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Tracing policy developments in Eastern Europe from the beginning of 2000s, when domestic violence first emerged on policy agendas, until 2015, Andrea Krizsán and Conny Roggeband look into the contestation that takes place between women’s movements, states and actors opposing gender equality to explain the differences in gender equality sensitive policy outputs across the region. They point to regionally specific patterns of feminist engagement with the state in which coalition-building between women’s organizations and establishing alliances with different state actors were critical for achieving gendered policy progress. In addition, they demonstrate how discursive contexts shaped by democratization frames and opposition to gender equality, led to differences in the politicization of gender equality, making gender friendly reforms more feasible in some countries than others.
Posted in Political Science

Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course

Global Perspectives and Human Rights Approaches

Author: Sonali Shah,Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351619098

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 5871

This is the first book to explore the interplay of disability, gender and violence over the life course from researcher, practitioner and survivor perspectives. It gives due weight to the accounts of disabled children and adults who have survived institutional or individual violence, evidencing barriers to recognition, disclosure and reporting. Written by disabled and non-disabled women from around the world, Disability, Gender and Violence over the Life Course addresses the dearth of voices and experiences of disabled women and girls in empirical research, policy and practice on issues of violence, victimisation, protection, support and prevention. Divided into three parts – Childhood, Adulthood and Older Life – this collection offers diverse perspectives on the intersectionality of disability, age, ethnicity, sexuality and violence that have hitherto been absent. This book will be an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of multiple fields of practice and academic studies, including health and social care, nursing, social work, childhood studies, gender studies, disability studies, safeguarding and child protection, equality and human rights, sociology and criminology.
Posted in Social Science

Violence and Gender in the Globalized World

The Intimate and the Extimate

Author: Dr Sanja Bahun,Dr V.G. Julie Rajan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472453743

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 7056

This revised and updated edition of Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the critical picture of gender and violence in the age of globalization by introducing a variety of uncommonly discussed geo-political sites and dynamics. The volume hosts methodologically and disciplinarily diverse contributions from around the world, discussing various contexts including Chechnya, Germany, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Palestine, the former Yugoslavia, Syria, South Africa, the United States, and the Internet. Bringing together scholars’ and activists’ historicized and site-specific perspectives, this book bridges the gap between theory and practice concerning violence, gender, and agency.
Posted in Social Science

Women, Law and Culture

Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict

Author: Jocelynne A. Scutt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319449389

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 5105

This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It illustrates the way culture controls women's place in the world and how cultural constraints are not limited to any one culture, country, ethnicity, race, class or status. Written by scholars from a wide range of specialists in law, sociology, anthropology, popular and cultural studies, history, communications, film and sex and gender, this study provides an authoritative take on different cultures, cultural demands and constraints, contradictions and requirements for conformity generating conflict. Women, Law and Culture is distinctive because it recognises that no particular culture singles out women for 'special' treatment, rules and requirements; rather, all do. Highlighting the way law and culture are intimately intertwined, impacting on women – whatever their country and social and economic status – this book will be of great interest to scholars of law, women’s and gender studies and media studies.
Posted in Social Science

Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe

Author: Mieke Verloo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317232917

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 3872

In contrast to the wealth of studies on progress towards gender equality, opposition to gender equality is rarely studied, which makes it difficult to understand the positive and negative dynamics of gender equality as a political project. The first of its kind, this timely collection examines the potential and challenges of our current scholarship on understanding opposition to gender+ equality in Europe. Divided into three parts, Mieke Verloo and her team of international experts begin Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe by theorizing the dynamics of opposition to gender equality policies in Europe. Part Two highlights oppositional actors (politicians, governments, citizens, policy makers, churches) and political arenas (parliament, courts, Internet), as well as different and opposing visions of gender+ equality. Part Three concludes with a framework for understanding oppositional dynamics on gender equality change. Setting the agenda for future research, this book will be useful for students of gender and politics, social movements, European integration, and policy studies, as well as for high-level policymakers, students, and feminist activists alike. It will be an inspiration to thinkers and doers and to scholars and political actors.
Posted in Political Science

Australian Books in Print 1999

2 Volumes

Author: K G Saur Books

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9781864520255

Category: Reference

Page: 2200

View: 2659

Whether you're looking for a book published in Australia, about Australia, or written by an Australian, you're sure to find it in Australian Books in Print. All together, some 80,000 active titles -- fiction, nonfiction, juvenile, adult, professional, large format, and standard size -- are indexed by title, author, and keyword. To facilitate ordering, 11,000 Australian publishers and distributors are profiled by name, address, personnel, sales terms, and more. Information on local agents of overseas publishers, Australian representation, associations, literary awards, and book series is also provided.
Posted in Reference

Gender, Work and Migration

Agency in Gendered Labour Settings

Author: Megha Amrith,Nina Sahraoui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351846213

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 2914

While the feminisation of transnational migrant labour is now a firmly ingrained feature of the contemporary global economy, the specific experiences and understandings of labour in a range of gendered sectors of global and regional labour markets still require comparative and ethnographic attention. This book adopts a particular focus on migrants employed in sectors of the economy that are typically regarded as marginal or precarious – domestic work and care work in private homes and institutional settings, cleaning work in hospitals, call centre labour, informal trade – with the goal of understanding the aspirations and mobilities of migrants and their families across generations in relation to questions of gender and labour. Bringing together rich, fieldwork-based case studies on the experiences of migrants from the Philippines, Bolivia, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, Brazil and India, among others, who live and work in countries within Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, Gender, Work and Migration goes beyond a unique focus on migration to explore the implications of gendered labour patterns for migrants’ empowerment and experiences of social mobility and immobility, their transnational involvement, and wider familial and social relationships.
Posted in Social Science

Recent Acquisitions

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law libraries

Page: N.A

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Posted in Law libraries

Masculinity and Aspiration in an Era of Neoliberal Education

International Perspectives

Author: Garth Stahl,Joseph Nelson,Derron Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317303008

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7377

This collection investigates the ways in which boys and young men negotiate neoliberal discourse surrounding aspiration and how neoliberalism shapes their identities. Expanding the field of masculinity studies in education, the contributors offer international comparisons of different subgroups of boys and young men in primary, secondary and university settings. A cross-sectional analysis of race, gender, and class theory is employed to illuminate the role of aspiration in shaping boys’ identities, which adds nuance to their complex "identity work" in neoliberal times.
Posted in Education

News of Baltimore

Race, Rage and the City

Author: Linda Steiner,Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317230566

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 531

This book examines how the media approached long-standing and long-simmering issues of race, class, violence, and social responsibility in Baltimore during the demonstrations, violence, and public debate in the spring of 2015. Contributors take Baltimore to be an important place, symbol, and marker, though the issues are certainly not unique to Baltimore: they have crucial implications for contemporary journalism in the U.S. These events prompt several questions: How well did journalism do, in Baltimore, nearby and nationally, in explaining the endemic issues besetting Baltimore? What might have been done differently? What is the responsibility of journalists to anticipate and cover these problems? How should they cover social problems in urban areas? What do the answers to such questions suggest about how journalists should in future cover such problems?
Posted in Social Science

Developing Cultural Criminology

Theory and Practice in Papua New Guinea

Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 252

View: 7237

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Crime

Social and Economic Costs of Violence

Workshop Summary

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Global Violence Prevention

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309220270

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 1501

Measuring the social and economic costs of violence can be difficult, and most estimates only consider direct economic effects, such as productivity loss or the use of health care services. Communities and societies feel the effects of violence through loss of social cohesion, financial divestment, and the increased burden on the healthcare and justice systems. Initial estimates show that early violence prevention intervention has economic benefits. The IOM Forum on Global Violence Prevention held a workshop to examine the successes and challenges of calculating direct and indirect costs of violence, as well as the potential cost-effectiveness of intervention.
Posted in Medical

Unsettling Settler Societies

Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class

Author: Daiva Stasiulis,Nira Yuval-Davis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803986947

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 6283

`Settler societies' are those in which Europeans have settled and become politically dominant over indigenous people, and where a heterogenous society has developed in class, ethnic and racial terms. They offer a unique prism for understanding the complex relations of gender, race, ethnicity and class in contemporary societies. Unsettling Settler Societies brings together a distinguished cast of contributors to explore these relations in both material and discursive terms. They look at the relation between indigenous and settler//immigrant populations, focusing in particular on women's conditions and politics. The book examines how the process of development of settler societies, and the positions of indigenous and
Posted in Social Science