Activists and Academics Respond to Violence

  • Editors
  • Elizabeth A. Castelli
  • Janet R. Jakobsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction Feminists Responding to Violence

    1. Elizabeth A. Castelli
      Pages 1-9
  3. Terms of Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Karen Beckman
      Pages 13-22
    3. Sally Bachner
      Pages 23-28
    4. Meredeth Turshen
      Pages 29-35
    5. Laura Wexler
      Pages 37-39
    6. Minoo Moallem
      Pages 47-51
    7. Janet R. Jakobsen
      Pages 53-67
  4. Violence and the U.S. Political Regime

  5. Contexts and Locations of Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Gil Anidjar
      Pages 119-129
    3. Laura E. Donaldson
      Pages 131-132
    4. Lois Ann Lorentzen
      Pages 133-141
    5. Catherine Lutz, Jon Elliston
      Pages 143-148
    6. Anupama Rao
      Pages 149-160
  6. Antiviolence Ethics and Strategies: Coalitions, Theatres, Interdependencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Kathryn Poethig
      Pages 175-186
    3. Fawzia Afzal-Khan
      Pages 187-195
    4. Helena Cobban
      Pages 197-201
    5. Kay Whitlock
      Pages 203-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-247

About this book


This collection brings together top scholars to discuss the significance of violence from a global perspective and the intersections between the global structures of violence and more localized and intimate forms of violence. Activists and academics consider questions such as; are there situations in which violence should be politically supported? Are non-violent or anti-war movements in the US able to effectively respond to violence? Do we need to rethink our understanding of both 'religion' and 'secularism' in light of the current world situation? Have new paradigms been developed in response to violence? The essays in this collection offer inclusive analysis of particular situations and creative alternatives to the omnipresence of violence.


critical theory ethics feminism Nation politics poverty religion violence women

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