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The Fear That Stalks

Gender-Based Violence in Public Spaces

What are the underlying causes and consequences of gender-based violence in public spaces? Who defines what comprises the “public space”—and why are those spaces so often barred not only to women, but also the poor, transgender people, and others outside the narrow definition of “normal”?

The Fear That Stalks brings together scholars from a range of disciplines and activists from the women’s movement to explore the causes, nature, and consequences of gender-based violence. These powerful and articulate essays draw connections between diverse forms of violence, such a sexual harassment, sexual assault, honor killing, tonsuring, rape, and homicide. The book also offers suggestions for policy changes that can help address the pervasive problem of gender-based violence, and make our societies safe for men and women alike.

338 pages | 5 3/4 x 8 3/4

Women's Studies


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Table of Contents

1.  The Fear that Stalks: Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Urvashi Butalia

2.  Masculinity and its Role in Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Sanjay Srivastava

3.  Gendered Usage of Public Spaces: A Case Study of Mumbai: Shilpa Phadke

4.  Gendered Claims of Citizenship and Notions of Honour and Stigma: Flavia Agnes

5.  ’Neutral’ Laws or ’Moral’ Codes: Controlling and Recreating Sexualities/Intimacies: Rukmini Sen

6.  Gender-based Violence Faced by Hijras in Public Spaces in Urban India: Priti Prabhughate, Ernest Noronha and Alka Narang

7.  Redeeming ’Honour’ through Violence: Unravelling the Concept and its Application: Prem Chowdhry

8.  Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Consequences and Cost: Nandita Bhatla

9.  Women and Homelessness: Shivani Chaudhry, Amita Joseph and Indu Prakash Singh10.  Role of Media in Addressing Gender-based Violence in Public Spaces: Mohuya Chaudhuri

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