1 June 2014

New book by Sandra Ponzanesi

Gender, Globalization and Violence – Postcolonial Conflict Zones

Recently, two books by Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, have been published. One of the publications is Gender, Globalization and Violence - Postcolonial Conflict Zones, of which she was the editor. Dr Jolle Demmers, Prof Rosemarie Buikema, Dr Marta Zarzycka and Dr Eva Midden contributed to this volume.

This wide-ranging collection of essays elaborates on some of the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution. It explores from new angles questions of violent conflict, forced migration, trafficking and deportation, human rights, citizenship, transitional justice and cosmopolitanism. The volume focuses more specifically on the gendering of violence from a postcolonial perspective as it analyses unique cases that disrupt traditional visions of violence by including the history of empire and colony, and its legacies that continue to influence present-day configurations of gender, race, nationality, class and sexuality.

Prof. dr. Sandra Ponzanesi
Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi

Sandra Ponzanesi is Head of Humanities at University College Utrecht and Associate Professor at the Graduate Gender Programme. Among her publications are Paradoxes of Postcolonial Culture (2004), Migrant Cartographies (2005), Postcolonial Cinema Studies (2012), Deconstructing Europe (2012) and The Postcolonial Cultural Industry (2014).