In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations.
Experts in the SSRC network provide Commentary on current world issues with a social science or humanities lens.
When the problem of violence against women during and after conflict is discussed, it is often in reference to non-partner-perpetrated sexual violence. Intimate partner violence is, however, another form of violence that plagues the lives of women in conflict-affected settings with harmful physical, psychological, and social consequences.
Iza Hussin, a 2012 recipient of the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, writes about her new book for The Immanent France. She is is the Mohamed Noah Fellow at Pembroke College and University Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge.