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Published: 01 September 2016

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190238360

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Marital Rape

Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context

Edited by Kersti Yllö and M. Gabriela Torres

Interpersonal Violence

  • The contributors are leading scholars in their fields; many have garnered international recognition and awards for their work on gender-based violence.
  • This is the first book to present ethnographic evidence of marital rape around the world.
  • Explores the criminalization of marital rape, hotly debated in many countries (e.g., India, Egypt, and Guatemala) across the world.
  • Presents a model for the cross-cultural understanding of human rights violations.
  • Provides valuable evidence and guidance to policymakers and front-line workers addressing marital rape.

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