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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... practice in the societies in which it is practised but , as we shall see , it affects not dozens but millions of women . Given the levels of male insecurity that attend its ' cultural ' origins , the brutality with which it is practised ...
... practices ( Steans 2007 : 14-15 ) . Part of the problem with this argument is that the practice of infanti- cide is specific to no one culture , and no singularly deterministic process that marks it out as located in one identity , for ...
... practice . In the first instance , there is direct violence by human act ( the killing ) . This cannot , however , be divorced from the essential social and economic underpinnings of broader causative elements including sex subjugation ...
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