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Women and Violence

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Book Series: Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences ISBN: 9781137015129 Year: Pages: 257 DOI: 10.1057/9781137015129 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 090768
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology --- Gender Studies --- Philosophy
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This edited collection explores the agency of women who do violence and have violence done to them. Topics covered include rape, pornography, prostitution, suicide bombing and domestic violence. The volume contributes to the philosophical and theoretical debate, as well as offering practical, social and political responses to the issues examined.

Self-Harm as Violence (Book chapter)

Book title: Women and Violence

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Book Series: Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences ISBN: 9781137015112 9781137015129 Year: Pages: 257 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: Wellcome Trust - 090768
Subject: Philosophy --- Gender Studies --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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This edited collection explores the agency of women who do violence and have violence done to them. Topics covered include rape, pornography, prostitution, suicide bombing and domestic violence. The volume contributes to the philosophical and theoretical debate, as well as offering practical, social and political responses to the issues examined.

Small Cities, Big Issues: Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era

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ISBN: 9781771991636 9781771991643 9781771991650 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771991636.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology
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Small Canadian cities confront serious social issues as a result of the neoliberal economic restructuring practiced by both federal and provincial governments since the 1980s. Drastic spending reductions and ongoing restraint in social assistance, income supports, and the provision of affordable housing, combined with the offloading of social responsibilities onto municipalities, has contributed to the generalization of social issues once chiefly associated with Canada’s largest urban centres. As the investigations in this volume illustrate, while some communities responded to these issues with inclusionary and progressive actions others were more exclusionary and reactive—revealing forms of discrimination, exclusion, and “othering” in the implementation of practices and policies. Importantly, however their investigations reveal a broad range of responses to the social issues they face. No matter the process and results of the proposed solutions, what the contributors uncovered were distinctive attributes of the small city as it struggles to confront increasingly complex social issues. If local governments accept a social agenda as part of its responsibilities, the contributors to Small Cities, Big Issues believe that small cities can succeed in reconceiving community based on the ideals of acceptance, accommodation, and inclusion.

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