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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This is sometimes ignored or forgotten , but it remains important all the same . The dominant security tradition is that of realism , which for the most part remains focused on the state and various measures of power .
This allows the new male to legitimize the woman's social status by ensuring she does not remain single and out of the control of an ' appropriate ' male . In this way , she will not be a ' threat ' or a ' lesbian ' or ' frigid ' or in ...
Male adaptability to such social transformation , however , remains painfully slow for the women whose social rights have been determined in order to sustain male domination and advantage . It is this global social institution ...
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