Policy Press

Geographies of Gender-based Violence

A Multi-disciplinary Perspective

Edited by Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn

Published

Sep 30, 2022

Page count

312 pages

ISBN

978-1529214505

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 30, 2022

Page count

312 pages

ISBN

978-1529214499

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 30, 2022

Page count

312 pages

ISBN

978-1529214512

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Geographies of Gender-based Violence

What role does physical and virtual space play in gender-based violence (GBV)? Experts from the Global North and South use wide-ranging case studies - from public harassment in India and Kenya to the role of Twitter users in women’s harassment - to examine how spaces can facilitate or prevent GBV and showcase strategies for prevention and intervention from women and LGBTQ+ people.

Students and academics from a range of disciplines will discover how existing research connects with practice and policy developments, the current gaps in research and a future agenda for GBV studies.

Hannah Bows is Associate Professor in Criminal Law at Durham University.

Bianca Fileborn is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Melbourne.

Introduction – Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn

Part 1: Gender-Based Violence in Urban and Community Space

1. Gender-Based Violence and Urban Spaces: From Security to Self-Determination – Insights from the Italian Debate – Giada Bonu, Chiara Belingardi, Federica Castelli and Serena Olcuire

2. ‘Everywhere’ or ‘Over There’? Managing and Spatialising the Perceived Risks of Gender-Based Violence on a Girls’ Night Out – Emily Nicholls

3. Internal Homelessness and Hiraeth: Boys’ Spatial Journeys Between Childhood Domestic Abuse and On-Road – Jade Levell

4. Using Community Asset Mapping to Understand Neighbourhood Level Variation in the Predictors of Domestic Abuse – Ruth Weir

Part 2: Gender-Based Violence in ‘Local-Level’ and Transitionary Spaces, from Public Transport to Rural and Digital Spaces

5. Sexual Violence on Public Transport: Applying the Whole Journey Approach to Assess Women Students’ Victimisation in Paris and the Île-De-France Region – Hugo d’Arbois De Jubainville

6. Woman Abuse in Rural Places: Toward a Spatial Understanding – Walter S. DeKeseredy

7. Algorithmic Bias in Digital Space: Twitter’s Complicity in Gender-Based Violence – Cat Morgan and Sarah Hewitt

Part 3: Transnational and Political Spaces

8. Not the Wild West: Femonationalism, Gendered Security Regimes, and Brexit? – Alexandra Fanghanel

9. Transnational Regimes of Family Violence. When Violence Against Women Crosses Borders – Anja Bredal

10. Between NGO-Isation and Militarisation: Women’s Rights in Fragile Geographies of Niger – Kristine Anderson

Part 4: Institutional Spaces

11. Neither Seen nor Heard: State-Sanctioned Violence Against Women Prisoners in ‘Australia’ – Debbie Kilroy, Tabitha Lean and Suzi Quixley

12. ‘There Is Always a Reason for the Beatings’: Interrogating the Reproduction of Gender-Based Violence Within Private and Public Spaces – Haje Kelly

Part 5: Space, Place and ‘Justice’

13. Adaptations to Sexual Violence: Reduced Access to Opportunity Structures by Women Victimized by Sexual Abuse and Harassment – Suzanne Goodney Lea, Elsa D’Silva and Jane Anyango

14. ‘It’s Not Your Fault’: Place, Promises to the Future, and Honouring the Memory of Eurydice Dixon – Claire Loughnan

15. Resisting Violence Through the Arts: Theatre and Poetry as Spaces for Speaking Out and Seeking Change – Amelia Walker and Corinna Di Niro