Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities

Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities

This volume puts the reality of violence in the lives of urban school girls back on the map, investigates answers to the above questions, and presents suggestions for change.

Author: Julia Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135132736

Category: Education

Page: 184

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As the economy constricts, it seems living with a chronic sense of fear and anxiety is the new normal for a growing number of urban females. Many females are susceptible to victimization by cumulative strands of violence in school, their communities, families and partnerships. Exposure to violence has been shown to contribute to physical and mental health problems, a propensity for substance abuse, transience and homelessness, and unsurprisingly, poor school attendance and performance. What does a girl do when there is no place to get away from this, and even school is a danger zone? Why have so many educators turned their attention away from the reality of violence against girls? Why is there a tendency to categorize such violence as just another example of the general concept of "bullying?" Critical educators who research the effects of current market logics on the schooling of marginalized youth have yet fully to focus on this issue. This volume puts the reality of violence in the lives of urban school girls back on the map, investigates answers to the above questions, and presents suggestions for change.
Categories: Education

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Cultural. Violence. In China, cultural values and practices often stand between
women and the protections offered by the law. ... In this context, women in urban
China fare much better than those in rural China, because cities provide more ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963156

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 581

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Categories: Reference

Christianity and Culture in the City

Christianity and Culture in the City

This text offers a unique glimpse into the world of Christianity as found, lived,
shared, and challenged in particular city spaces in New York and New Iersey.
The contributions of women, particularly women of color, along with marginalized
ethnic, cultural, and sexual groups that birth the creation ... well as the reality of
domestic violence and faith responses. Over the last several years in my field
research with coordinated site visits for my students, I have discovered an
amazing world of ...

Author: Samuel Cruz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739176757

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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This volume examines how the manifestation and development of diverse expressions of Christianities in the city offer potentialities and innovative models for the liberation struggles and gospel incarnation within various social, historical, economic, cultural/ethnic, sexual, and gender realities.
Categories: Religion

The Crisis of the Young African American Male in the Inner Cities

The Crisis of the Young African American Male in the Inner Cities

culture peers, they receive remedial instruction, are tracked in low-ability classes,
19 and are retained in their grade levels more.20 Regarding gender, ... The
majority of teachers in elementary schools are females who have been socialized
differently from male students and in some instances, the teacher ... Gwendolyn
Cartledge & Carolyn Talbert-Johnson, “School violence and cultural sensitivity.



ISBN: CORNELL:31924085658072

Category: African American men


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Categories: African American men

Violence in the City of Women

Violence in the City of Women

Ruth Landes's transnational feminist designation of Salvador da Bahia as “The
City of Women” had mixed effects. ... other, she valorized a local, Bahian form of
feminized power, which today continues to represent significant symbolic, cultural
, ...

Author: Sarah Hautzinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520941151

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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Brazil's innovative all-female police stations, installed as part of the return to civilian rule in the 1980s, mark the country's first effort to police domestic violence against women. Sarah J. Hautzinger's vividly detailed, accessibly written study explores this phenomenon as a window onto the shifting relationship between violence and gendered power struggles in the city of Salvador da Bahia. Hautzinger brings together distinct voices—unexpectedly macho policewomen, the battered women they are charged with defending, indomitable Bahian women who disdain female victims, and men who grapple with changing pressures related to masculinity and honor. What emerges is a view of Brazil's policing experiment as a pioneering, and potentially radical, response to demands of the women's movement to build feminism into the state in a society fundamentally shaped by gender.
Categories: Social Science

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader

Many women in the city know that differences ; the more so since the last two
years have they have been driven there by ... official and semi - official violence
against Women who used traditional techniques to make the poor and against
those ...

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415302455

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Categories: Social Science

A City for All

A City for All

Listening to what urban women want in pursuing their strategic interests to end
domestic violence is the key in cities of both ... In countries such as India and
Papua New Guinea domestic violence has been identified with other cultural
factors ...

Author: Jo Beall

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856494780

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 937

By the turn of the century more than half the world's population will live in urban areas. This rapid pace of urbanization is forcing a rethinking of development priorities, and this book explores some of those initiatives. The book opens with an introduction to the issues of urban development, taking a human development perspective as its central theme. Best practice in sustainable human settlements around the world is explored through an analysis of the nature of diversity in the city, organizational and participative issues, and the question of gender. The contributors look at the experience of living and working in a variety of cities, of creating secure homes and neighbourhoods, of design and the creation of sustainable environments, and the provision of health services and transport. Chapters examine how women, older people, and people with disabilities experience life in the city. Case study material examines the urban experience in countries as diverse as India, Indonesia, Somalia, Peru, Spain and Britain. Throughout, the contributors discuss practical examples of valuing difference and diversity, illustrating the need for an inclusive city - a city for all.
Categories: Social Science

The Gender of Desire

The Gender of Desire

[T]here are many battered women who are violent, mostly, but not always, in self-
defense. Battered women are living in a culture of violence, and they are part of
that culture. ... two-thirds of all spousal murders in New York City were in the
poorest sections of the Bronx and Brooklyn (Cazenave & Straus, 1990; Belluck,

Author: Michael S. Kimmel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791463389

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
Categories: Social Science

Women s Health and the World s Cities

Women s Health and the World s Cities

It is also imperative that sending communities be engaged in the migration
process and that women and the families they leave ... also should explore the
personal and cultural meanings and utility of these resources for individual
women's health (Clark 2002; Messias 2002). ... that may be considered sensitive
in some immigrant communities (e.g., mental health, depression, family violence,

Author: Afaf Ibrahim Meleis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812205084

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 176

Growing urbanization affects women and men in fundamentally different ways, but the relationship between gender and city environments has been ignored or misunderstood. Women and men play different roles, frequent different public areas, and face different health risks. Women suffer disproportionately from disease, injury, and violence because their access to resources is often more limited than that of their male counterparts. Yet, when women are healthy and safe, so are their families and communities. Urban policy makers and public health professionals need to understand how conditions in densely populated places can help or harm the well-being of women in order to serve this large segment of humanity. Women's Health and the World's Cities illuminates the intersection of gender, health, and urban environments. This collection of essays examines the impact of urban living on the physical and psychological states of women and girls in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Urban planners, scholars, medical practitioners, and activists present original research and compelling ideas. They consider the specific needs of subpopulations of urban women and evaluate strategies for designing spaces, services, and infrastructure in ways that promote women's health. Women's Health and the World's Cities provides urban planners and public health care providers with on-the-ground examples of projects and policies that have changed women's lives for the better.
Categories: Social Science

Gayellow Pages 37 2015 2016

Gayellow Pages   37 2015 2016

orgTexas Houston Area Organizations: Cultural Organizations/Resources:
Student, Academic, Alumni, Education Professionals ... Texas San Antonio Area
Real Estate San Marcos Crisis, Anti-violence, & Helplines ✩ Hays-Caldwell
Women's Center, PO Box 234; 78667 ... Utah Cedar City Organizations: Student
Ogden Organizations/Resources: Social, Recreation, Support Northern Utah
Women ...

Author: Frances Green

Publisher: Renaissance House

ISBN: 9781885404305

Category: Travel

Page: 560

View: 750

Please check our website for the latest monthly update (free) and details to buy the annual print edition. We are a directory of resources (business and organizational) for LGBTQI USA, sold in gay-friendly bookstores since 1973 and available online (updated monthly) at no charge. Canada online only at present. "The most reliable Gay print source in the Gay community. I've been using it since the 1970s." -- Dr Charles Silverstein, author of 'The Joy of Gay Sex'.
Categories: Travel

Health in the City

Health in the City

Domestic violence, incest—these fell into similar states of silence. Black women
protected their bodies, psyches, and honor from prevailing stereotypes by often
hiding their thoughts and desires within a “culture of dissemblance.”27 When ...

Author: Tanya Hart

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479873067

Category: History

Page: 336

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Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in different neighborhoods throughout the city: syphillis treatment among African Americans, tuberculosis for Italian Americans, and so on. It was a challenging and ambitious program, dangerous for the providers, and troublingly reductive for the patients. Nevertheless, poor and working-class African American, British West Indian, and Southern Italian women all received some of the nation’s best health care during this period. Health in the City challenges traditional ideas of early twentieth-century urban black health care by showing a program that was simultaneously racialized and cutting-edge. It reveals that even the most well-meaning public health programs may inadvertently reinforce perceptions of inferiority that they were created to fix.
Categories: History

Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls

Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls

Several patterns of culture-specific forms of gender-based violence occur in
many parts of the world. These include female genital surgery or "circumcision,"
dowry burnings, "honor" killings, acid attacks, and female infanticides.
Recognizing the interface between ... Thirty-six "honor" crimes were reported in
Lebanon between 1996 and 1998, mainly in small cities and villages. Reports
indicate that the ...

Author: Michael L. Penn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742525007

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 747

A vivid overview of the scope of the problem of gender-based violence worldwide, and a sense of the important work now underway to eradicate it.
Categories: Political Science

Home in the City

Home in the City

Continual support should be given to Aboriginal women fleeing violence and to
organizations ser— vicing these women. ... to better meet the needs of Aboriginal
women and family: day care, prayer room, cultural programs, elders counselling,

Author: Alan B. Anderson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442662247

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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During the past several decades, the Aboriginal population of Canada has become so urbanized that today, the majority of First Nations and Métis people live in cities. Home in the City provides an in-depth analysis of urban Aboriginal housing, living conditions, issues, and trends. Based on extensive research, including interviews with more than three thousand residents, it allows for the emergence of a new, contemporary, and more realistic portrait of Aboriginal people in Canada’s urban centres. Home on the City focuses on Saskatoon, which has both one of the highest proportions of Aboriginal residents in the country and the highest percentage of Aboriginal people living below the poverty line. While the book details negative aspects of urban Aboriginal life (such as persistent poverty, health problems, and racism), it also highlights many positive developments: the emergence of an Aboriginal middle class, inner-city renewal, innovative collaboration with municipal and community organizations, and more. Alan B. Anderson and the volume’s contributors provide an important resource for understanding contemporary Aboriginal life in Canada.
Categories: Social Science

The Psychological Effects of Violence on Inner City Youth

The Psychological Effects of Violence on Inner City Youth

Ethnicity While Black and Hispanic students experienced relatively comparable
exposure to most types of violence , Black students witnessed more violence
against family members and Black females were more frequently raped . ...
Because no differences between Black and Hispanic students existed with
regard to age and parental structure , cultural differences with regard to
expression of hostility and ...

Author: Anne Moses


ISBN: UCAL:C3395337


Page: 262

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Intimacies and Cultural Change

Intimacies and Cultural Change

violence against women, but domestic violence usually encompasses all forms of
physical and psychological violence ... city, rape and intimate partner violence
was the third most important cause of morbidity and mortality for women at the ...

Author: Dr Daniel Nehring

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472407696

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 591

Exploring cultural transformations of intimacy in contemporary Mexico, Intimacies and Cultural Change examines the ways in which globalization and rapid cultural change have transformed the cultural meanings of couple relationships, sexuality, and personal life in Mexican society. Through a range of contemporary case studies, the book sheds light on the ways in which people draw on these cultural meanings in everyday life to account for their experiences and practices of intimacy in different social settings. An interdisciplinary volume, presenting the latest research on the region from experts working in diverse fields within the social sciences, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography and social psychology with interests in gender and sexuality, social change and contemporary intimate relationships.
Categories: Social Science

Maximum Security

Maximum Security

The Culture of Violence in Inner-City Schools John Devine ... on the majority of
community residents who work at regular jobs, on the participants themselves,
and on their women associates. ... Like the drug dealers, who are more afraid of
one another than of the police, the students fear one another far more than they
fear ...

Author: John Devine

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226143872

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 918

Escalations in student violence continue throughout the nation, but inner-city schools are the hardest hit, with classrooms and corridors infected by the anger, aggression, and criminality endemic to street life. Technological surveillance, security personnel, and paramilitary control tactics to maintain order and safety are the common administrative response. Essential educational programs are routinely slashed from school budgets, even as the number of guards, cameras, and metal detectors continues to multiply. Based on years of frontline experience in New York's inner-city schools, Maximum Security demonstrates that such policing strategies are not only ineffectual, they divorce students and teachers from their ethical and behavioral responsibilities. Exploring the culture of violence from within, John Devine argues that the security system, with its uniformed officers and invasive high-tech surveillance, has assumed presumptive authority over students' bodies and behavior, negating the traditional roles of teachers as guardians and agents of moral instruction. The teacher is reduced to an information bureaucrat, a purveyor of technical knowledge, while the student's physical well-being and ethical actions are left to the suspect scrutiny of electronic devices and security specialists with no pedagogical mission, training, or interest. The result is not a security system at all, but an insidious institutional disengagement from the caring supervision of the student body. With uncompromising honesty, Devine provides a powerful portrayal of an educational system in crisis and bold new insight into the malignant culture of school violence.
Categories: Education

The Evolving Spatial Form of Cities in a Globalising World Economy

The Evolving Spatial Form of Cities in a Globalising World Economy

In 2001, 307 men, women and children were kidnapped in the State of São Paulo
, the epicentre of an abduction ... of a growing 'Columbianisation', a reference to
the rampant 'kidnapping culture of violent cities like Bogota and Medellin.

Author: Martin J. Murray

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 0796920729

Category: Political Science

Page: 58

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In this paper, Murray draws attention to the large metropolises that dominate as economic power base - cities such as New York and Japan - and then contrasts them with cities that aspire to such "world-class" status as Johannesburg and Säao Paulo, using the concept of "global cities" as a key context to the discussion.
Categories: Political Science



... that I studied, gender—being a girl— does not protect inner-city girls from much
of the violence experienced by inner-city boys. In fact ... Collins argues that the
hyper- criminalisation of urban spaces is exacerbated by the culture of the code.

Author: David M. Newman

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412979429

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 233

This carefully edited companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed, and affordable format. It includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society. The new edition will provide more detail regarding the theory and/or history related to each issue presented. The revision will also include more coverage of global issues and world religions.
Categories: Social Science

Cities of Others

Cities of Others

This challenge is enacted by a new female subject unlike any of the Chinese
characters, male or female, in Sui Sin Far's other stories. ... the Chinese and
experienced verbal and physical violence from white children while walking in
the street, as an Eurasian woman who ... gender, class, and culture.16 In seeking
to subvert racist, sexist, and classist identities, Sui Sin Far employs future-
oriented narrative ...

Author: Xiaojing Zhou

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Female Identity Formation and Response to Intimate Violence

Female Identity Formation and Response to Intimate Violence

To Have and to Hit: Cultural Perspective on Wife Beating. Urbana: University of
Illinois Press. ... In The Sourcebook on Violence against Women ed. C. M.
Renzetti et al. Thousand ... Garden City: Doubleday. ———. 1914. On Narcissism
: An ...

Author: Anne Kiome-Gatobu

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895664

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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This book is a vital resource for intervention programs, educators, social workers, counselors, psychotherapists, pastoral counselors, and survivors of intimate violence and their families. It gives the reader access to the inner emotions and psychological mechanisms of survivors of intimate violence in collective cultures that work to hold them captive in violent relationships. The author integrates the psychological developmental theories of Heinz Kohut and Erik Erikson with social, cultural, and religious aspects to demonstrate the collusive power of what she calls the orienting system (psychosocial and religious cultural force) in the formation of a female sense of self, to investigate the peculiar range of responses of females to intimate violence. Using theoretical and empirical research, the author claims that the demeanor and functionality of the female survivor of intimate violence is an adaptation that enables her to retain her socially prescribed roles, which she appropriates as a social identity and sense of self. A surprising aspect of this work is the transformative power of religion, also resourced in the orienting system, in transforming the psychic hold of survivors to cathected self-objects, to self-images that approximate a self in healthy relationship with God. Consequently the energies and investment released can be redirected to cohere in self-identities that can optimize drive, thrive and relationality.
Categories: Religion