ISBN 978-3-03777-245-4
154 pages
format 15.5 x 22.5 cm


SFr. 28.00 / € 24.00

Violent Times, Rising Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Gender Perspective

Dominique Grisard, Annelise Erismann, Janine Dahinden (dir.)

Violence is a persistent element of modern history and it always has been gendered. Today’s violent times have politicized and mobilized new publics, generated creative forms of resistance, incited the most unlikely coalitions, and emboldened to live life differently.
The systemic use of rape as a strategy in war fare, nationalism, and settler colonialism, the persistency of intimate partner violence, and the increasingly open racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic discrimination are just a few examples of violence’s omnipresent gender dimension. The contributions of this volume analyse violence and multiple forms of resistance from an interdisciplinary gender perspective. They show that violence is not just a central and powerful structuring principle of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, and class, but that it is also part of the fabric of nation states and structures all social relations. In addition, the contributions depict manifold strategies and tactics of confronting gendered violence.

Auteur・e・s / éditeur・e・s

Dominique Grisard, Ph. D., teaches Gender Studies at the University of Basel and directs the Swiss Center for Social Research. She works on the history of terrorism, prisons, gender violence as well as lgbt+ and child cultures, and the art of intervention.

Annelise Erismann is a Ph. D. candidate at the Gender Center of the University of Lausanne, working on gendered and racialized class mobility of Brazilian international students in a thesis that is inspired by Dependency theory.

Janine Dahinden is Professor of Transnational Studies at the University of Neuchâtel. She is interested in understanding processes of mobility, transnationalization and boundary making, and their concomitant production of inequalities linked to ethnicity, race, class, religion, or gender.

Contributions de Isabel Boni-Le Goff, Carmen Carrasco Luján, Virginia León Torrez, Katrin Meyer, Susanne Nef, Holly Patch, Nicolas Wasser, Patrizia Zanella.