Body evidence : intimate violence against South Asian women in America / [edited by] Shamita Das Dasgupta.

New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
xi, 305 p. ; 24 cm.

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Family violence -- United States.
Victims of family violence -- United States.
South Asian American women -- Violence against -- United States.
South Asian American women -- Services for -- United States.
Women immigrants -- Violence against -- United States.
Women immigrants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
South Asian Americans -- Social conditions.
Introduction / Shamita Das Dasgupta
Understanding South Asian immigrant women's experiences of violence / Anitha Venkatramani-Kothari
The many faces of domestic violence in the South Asian American Muslim community / Ruksana Ayyub
Minority within a minority : reflecting on marital violence in the Nepali American community / Bidya Ranjeet and Bandana Purkayastha
"Virginity is everything" : sexuality in the context of intimate partner violence in the South Asian community / Sandeep Hunjan and Shelagh Towson
The aftermath of September 11 : an anti-domestic violence perspective / Maunica Sthanki
Mental and emotional wounds of domestic violence in South Asian women / Diya Kallivayalil
Fragmented self : violence and body image among South Asian American women / V.G. Julie Rajan
Silences that prevail when the perpetrators are our own / Grace Poore
The violence that dares not speak its name : invisibility in the lives of lesbian and bisexual South Asian American women / Prajna Paramita Choudhury
The trap of multiculturalism : battered South Asian women and health care / Sunita Puri
Ahimsa and the contextual realities of woman abuse in the Jain community / Shamita Das Dasgupta and Shashi Jain
A communicative perspective on assisting battered Asian Indian immigrant women / Mandeep Grewal
Law's culture and cultural difference / Sharmila Rudrappa
Middle class, documented, and helpless : the H-4 visa bind / Shivali Shah
Battered South Asian women in U.S. courts / Shamita Das Dasgupta
Navigating gender, immigration, and domestic violence : advocacy with work visa holders / Rupaleem Bhuyan
Local and global undivided : transnational exploitation and violence against South Asian women / Sujatha Anbuselvi Jesudason
From Dhaka to Cincinnati : tracing the trajectory of a transnational violence against women campaign / Elora Halim Chowdhury.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-294) and index.
Dasgupta, Shamita Das.
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