Download e-book for iPad: Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence by Jennifer R. Wies, Hillary J. Haldane

By Jennifer R. Wies, Hillary J. Haldane

ISBN-10: 0826517803

ISBN-13: 9780826517807

Anthropology on the entrance traces of Gender-Based Violence is a wide and available quantity, with a very international method of knowing the lives of front-line employees in women's shelters, anti-violence enterprises, and outreach teams. frequently written from a first-person standpoint, those essays research executive employees, volunteers, and nongovernmental association staff to provide a necessary photograph of functional ways to scuffling with gender-based violence.

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The men who helped me didn’t think about “sanitary items” even though my shirt and my legs were bloody. Maybe I was too embarrassed to ask. They were too. —Forty-eight-year-old single Caucasian female who stated that, after her rescue, there were no sanitary items available at her shelter As a woman, you feel helpless. —Thirty-one-year-old single African American mother of seven In the days after Hurricane Katrina, mini tent-cities of EMS crews and hospitals sprang up all over downtown Houston.

Early the next morning she called again, this time from the safety of a police station. She told me that two men had grabbed her when she originally went to the train station to meet her friend. She explained that she and a friend had been forcibly taken back to the night club where 42â•…â•… Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence they had originally been working. After their abductors interrogated, hit, and threatened to kill them both if they tried to flee, they were left alone while their abductors prepared to move them to a different location.

It was jarring for women who have been in the all-female environment of the shelter to step into a world where men seem to be everywhere. As McCann and Pearlman (1990, 141) note, trauma survivors often experience a sense of alienation from other people and from the world in general, and for many of the shelter clients, these men symbolize exploitation and violation. After long days of preparing for deportation, many of the women relaxed at the shelter and distanced themselves from the outside world by Reflections on Fieldwork in a Women’s Shelter in Tokyo, Japanâ•…â•… 43 joking about their past experiences.

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