Human Insecurity: Global Structures of Violence
Bloomsbury Academic, 2007 M11 1 - 224 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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It reflects Galtung's conceptualization of structural violence but it is not extended into the realization of full human psychosomatic potential , and is concerned with identifiable structures of violence . Identifying the scale and ...
It reflects the ' exaltation of the married state as the only desirable or socially acceptable state for women ... Parents of girls ... offer a dowry , in cash and kind ... as enticements to prospective grooms ' ( Narasimhan 1994 : 45 ) ...
This in turn reflects other social issues . In the worst cases , she is of low value because her gendered role is restricted to the home and she is expensive because she cannot be economically productive and will be expensive to pass on ...
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