Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Bloomsbury Academic, 2008 - 208 pages
Human Insecurity is concerned with our refusal to confront the millions of avoidable deaths of women and children each year. Those missing millions are rarely the subject of conventional security studies, yet such avoidable deaths are a vital part of the notion of 'security' more broadly understood. The book argues that such deaths are caused by the man-made structures of neoliberalism and 'andrarchy' and argues that the debate on human security can be reinvigorated by looking at the unarmed, civilian role in causing the deaths of millions of innocent people; from child deaths from preventable disease to honour killings.
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At its most simple , dowry is a payment made by the family of a bride to the family of the groom . It is undertaken because , economically speak- ing , the woman will be ' unproductive ' in her new family . She will be a wife and will ...
Therefore , brides ' parents eventually give in to the dowry demands of the ' other side ' . If they don't have the money to hand , they take out loans . In a survey of 105 families in Bangalore ... 66 per cent of the families had ...
Male expectations regarding women's accept- able social behaviour Male- determined and -prioritized legislation Relative economic value of females in male directed economy ( dowry ) Civil acceptance and reinforcement of female low value ...
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