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The Resource Sheltering women : negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy, Sonja Plesset

Sheltering women : negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy, Sonja Plesset

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Sheltering women : negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy
Title
Sheltering women
Title remainder
negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Sonja Plesset
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Residents of Parma, Italy pride themselves on their sophistication and connection to European modernity. But despite this reputation for civility, intimate-partner violence continues to take place, largely hidden from public view. Through a detailed ethnography of two women's shelters - one leftist, the other Catholic - this book explores the political, cultural, and legal contexts of competing explanations for intimate-partner violence."
  • "Some contend that violence against women reflects the cultural and historical gender inequalities embedded in Italian society, including "old-fashioned" or "traditional" understandings of masculinity. Others argue that it stems from confusion and ambivalence over "new" or "modern" forms of gender relations. The first explanation places the blame on tradition and the second cites the transition to modernity, but both emphasize societal understandings of gender and point to collective, rather than individual, responsibility. Through an intimate portrayal of everyday life, Sheltering Women reveals how violence against women can be studied as one part of a continuum of locally relevant understandings of gender relations and gender change."--Jacket
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plesset, Sonja
Dewey number
362.82/92094544
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Wife abuse
  • Abused wives
  • Abused women
Label
Sheltering women : negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy, Sonja Plesset
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Engaging the field -- Postfeminist uncertainties -- Politics of gender and shelter -- Two sides of shame -- Gender proficiencies -- Engendering resistance -- Gendered divides
Control code
ocn989014221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Oxford University Press
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989014221
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Sheltering women : negotiating gender and violence in northern Italy, Sonja Plesset
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Engaging the field -- Postfeminist uncertainties -- Politics of gender and shelter -- Two sides of shame -- Gender proficiencies -- Engendering resistance -- Gendered divides
Control code
ocn989014221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 250 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Note
Oxford University Press
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)989014221
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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