Death Without Weeping

Death Without Weeping

Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside "favela".

Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520911563

Category: NON-CLASSIFIABLE.

Page: 614

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When lives are dominated by hunger, what becomes of love? When assaulted by daily acts of violence and untimely death, what happens to trust? Set in the lands of Northeast Brazil, this is an account of the everyday experience of scarcity, sickness and death that centres on the lives of the women and children of a hillside "favela". Bringing her readers to the impoverished slopes above the modern plantation town of Bom Jesus de Mata, where she has worked on and off for 25 years, Nancy Scheper-Hughes follows three generations of shantytown women as they struggle to survive through hard work, cunning and triage. It is a story of class relations told at the most basic level of bodies, emotions, desires and needs. Most disturbing - and controversial - is her finding that mother love, as conventionally understood, is something of a bourgeois myth, a luxury for those who can reasonably expect, as these women cannot, that their infants will live.
Categories: NON-CLASSIFIABLE.

Violence in Everyday Life

Violence in Everyday Life

Violence in Everyday Life explores how identity markers such as gender and sexuality intersect with violence, synthesizing the themes of gender, sexuality and violence to offering a crucial and coherent framework for understanding the ...

Author: Aliraza Javaid

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781786997241

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Violence in Everyday Life explores how identity markers such as gender and sexuality intersect with violence, synthesizing the themes of gender, sexuality and violence to offering a crucial and coherent framework for understanding the interrelationship between these concepts. Aliraza Javaid explores how violence is experienced at a local, regional and global level, and considers the ways in which hegemonic masculinities are reproduced through violence. Attention is given to the particular ways in which these constructions of masculinity are reflected in areas such as homophobic violence, transphobic violence, and violence against intimate partners. Drawing on new empirical data and his own personal experiences of violence, as well as identifying new areas for further research, Javaid’s work represents a unique study of the interconnectedness of violence, gender and sexuality, and of how violence is fuelled by society’s attitudes towards masculinity.
Categories: Social Science

Islam Modernity Violence and Everyday Life

Islam  Modernity  Violence  and Everyday Life

This book offers a better insight into the comparison of Western and Islamic cultures, with studies that address the issues of Islam and modernity, violence in Islamic law and history, and respect for individuals' privacy in Islamic ...

Author: A. Ahmad

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230609848

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 707

This book offers a better insight into the comparison of Western and Islamic cultures, with studies that address the issues of Islam and modernity, violence in Islamic law and history, and respect for individuals' privacy in Islamic cultures.
Categories: Philosophy

Violence and Mental Health in Everyday Life

Violence and Mental Health in Everyday Life

Clinical psychologist Daniel J. Flannery reveals the impact of violence and victimization in the lives of children and adolescents from a developmental perspective.

Author: Daniel J. Flannery

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759104921

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 291

Clinical psychologist Daniel J. Flannery reveals the impact of violence and victimization in the lives of children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. He offers case studies and professional resources, including web sites and readings related to violence and mental health. It is an essential resource for parents and public health practitioners in school systems, mental health, and social work, as well as professionals in juvenile justice and law enforcement.
Categories: Psychology

Violence and Activism at the Border

Violence and Activism at the Border

Drawing on in-depth surveys, workshops, and interviews of Juárez women and border activists, Violence and Activism at the Border provides crucial links between these disturbing crimes and a broader history of violence against women in ...

Author: Kathleen Staudt

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773431

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Between 1993 and 2003, more than 370 girls and women were murdered and their often-mutilated bodies dumped outside Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico. The murders have continued at a rate of approximately thirty per year, yet law enforcement officials have made no breakthroughs in finding the perpetrator(s). Drawing on in-depth surveys, workshops, and interviews of Juárez women and border activists, Violence and Activism at the Border provides crucial links between these disturbing crimes and a broader history of violence against women in Mexico. In addition, the ways in which local feminist activists used the Juárez murders to create international publicity and expose police impunity provides a unique case study of social movements in the borderlands, especially as statistics reveal that the rates of femicide in Juárez are actually similar to other regions of Mexico. Also examining how non-governmental organizations have responded in the face of Mexican law enforcement's "normalization" of domestic violence, Staudt's study is a landmark development in the realm of global human rights.
Categories: Social Science

Negotiating Violence

Negotiating Violence

By reading petitions of papal pardon, the book offers a vivid microhistorical narrative of the culture of violence, religion and learning in the late medieval rural milieu of East Central European commoners.

Author: Gabriella Erdélyi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004361263

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 438

By reading petitions of papal pardon, the book offers a vivid microhistorical narrative of the culture of violence, religion and learning in the late medieval rural milieu of East Central European commoners.
Categories: History

Fraternity and Terror

Fraternity and Terror

Author: Andrew William Metcalfe

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:220814492

Category: Collective behavior

Page: 10

View: 255

Categories: Collective behavior

Living with Violence

Living with Violence

Account of the Hindu Muslim riots in Dhåaråavi, Bombay during December 1992-January 1993.

Author: Roma Chatterji

Publisher: Routledge India

ISBN: UOM:39015069349788

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 516

Account of the Hindu Muslim riots in Dhåaråavi, Bombay during December 1992-January 1993.
Categories: Social Science

Violence in Everyday Life

Violence in Everyday Life

at differing times in their lives. Kelly (1988) found that this range of violence, which manifested at dissimilar points in the women's lives, ...

Author: Aliraza Javaid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786997258

Category: Social Science

Page:

View: 414

Violence in Everyday Life explores how identity markers such as gender and sexuality intersect with violence, synthesizing the themes of gender, sexuality and violence to offering a crucial and coherent framework for understanding the interrelationship between these concepts. Aliraza Javaid explores how violence is experienced at a local, regional and global level, and considers the ways in which hegemonic masculinities are reproduced through violence. Attention is given to the particular ways in which these constructions of masculinity are reflected in areas such as homophobic violence, transphobic violence, and violence against intimate partners. Drawing on new empirical data and his own personal experiences of violence, as well as identifying new areas for further research, Javaid's work represents a unique study of the interconnectedness of violence, gender and sexuality, and of how violence is fuelled by society's attitudes towards masculinity.
Categories: Social Science

Contre la violence l gard des femmes

Contre la violence    l   gard des femmes

Cet ouvrage présente la synthèse des récents rapports, publications et textes juridiques produits dans le cadre du Conseil de l'Europe afin d'identifier quelques principes généraux et quelques exemples de stratégies et plans d'action ...

Author: Sheila Reid

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287153579

Category: Abused women

Page: 113

View: 886

Cet ouvrage présente la synthèse des récents rapports, publications et textes juridiques produits dans le cadre du Conseil de l'Europe afin d'identifier quelques principes généraux et quelques exemples de stratégies et plans d'action de prévention en ce domaine.
Categories: Abused women

Islam Modernity Violence and Everyday Life

Islam  Modernity  Violence  and Everyday Life

As I discuss the question of violence in Islamic law, I call attention to the ... EVERYDAY LIFE Chapters 2 through 4 provide much evidence for the great ...

Author: A. Ahmad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230619562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

View: 921

This book offers a better insight into the comparison of Western and Islamic cultures, with studies that address the issues of Islam and modernity, violence in Islamic law and history, and respect for individuals' privacy in Islamic cultures.
Categories: Philosophy

Learning from Violence

Learning from Violence

On cover: Responses to violence in everyday life in a democratic society / Human rights education youth programme

Author: Ingrid Ramberg

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287150850

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

View: 938

On cover: Responses to violence in everyday life in a democratic society / Human rights education youth programme
Categories: Social Science

Enduring violence

Enduring violence

Located in the war-torn eastern province of Sri Lanka, this book provides a rich ethnography of how Tamil-speaking communities in Batticaloa live through and make sense of a violence that shapes everyday life itself.

Author: Rebecca Walker

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526130754

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 568

Located in the war-torn eastern province of Sri Lanka, this book provides a rich ethnography of how Tamil-speaking communities in Batticaloa live through and make sense of a violence that shapes everyday life itself. The core of the book comes from the author’s two-year close interaction with a group of (mainly women) human rights activists in the area. The book describes how the activists work in clandestine, informal ways to support families whose loved ones have been threatened, disappeared or killed and how they build networks of trust within the context of everyday violence. As Sri Lanka faces up to the enormity of the task of ‘post-war reconciliation’, this book aims to create a wider conversation about grief, resistance and healing in the context of violence and its long afterlife.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Trauma Studies

Critical Trauma Studies

"No other tale to tell" : trauma and acts of forgetting in The road / Amanda Wicks -- 10. Body animations (or, Lullaby for Fallujah) : a performance / Jackie Orr -- III. Praxis -- 11.

Author: Monica J. Casper

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479822515

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 738

Trauma is a universal human experience. While each person responds differently to trauma, its presence in our lives nonetheless marks a continual thread through human history and prehistory. In Critical Trauma Studies, a diverse group of writers, activists, and scholars of sociology, anthropology, literature, and cultural studies reflects on the study of trauma and how multidisciplinary approaches lend richness and a sense of deeper understanding to this burgeoning field of inquiry. The original essays within this collection cover topics such as female suicide bombers from the Chechen Republic, singing prisoners in Iranian prison camps, sexual assault and survivor advocacy, and families facing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. As it proceeds, Critical Trauma Studies never loses sight of the way those who study trauma as an academic field, and those who experience, narrate, and remediate trauma as a personal and embodied event, inform one another. Theoretically adventurous and deeply particular, this book aims to advance trauma studies as a discipline that transcends intellectual boundaries, to be mapped but also to be unmoored from conceptual and practical imperatives. Remaining embedded in lived experiences and material realities, Critical Trauma Studies frames the field as both richly unbounded and yet clearly defined, historical, and evidence-based.
Categories: Social Science

Terror and Everyday Life

Terror and Everyday Life

How does the horror in film relate to the horror we experience in everyday life? This is one of the questions addressed in this examination of the genre of horror film.

Author: Jonathan Lake Crane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803958498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

View: 822

How does the horror in film relate to the horror we experience in everyday life? This is one of the questions addressed in this examination of the genre of horror film. The author argues that horror films today have broken with the tradition of the genre to embrace far more violent imagery, images that are in keeping with the escalating violence in society. By examining the horror film, its history and its current trends, the author hopes to further our understanding of the meaning of the genre in today's culture and our fascination with violence.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines