Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence

Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence

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Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence is a broad and accessible volume, with a truly global approach to understanding the lives of front-line workers in women's shelters, anti-violence organisations, and outreach groups. Often written from a first-person perspective, these essays examine government workers, volunteers, and non-governmental organisation employees to present a vital picture of practical approaches to combating gender-based violence.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Tennessee, United States
  • English
  • 0826517811
  • 9780826517814
  • 1,130,098

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The inside stories of workers struggling to counter violence
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"This volume will appeal to scholars and practitioners who write and teach about gender-based violence."
--Mindie Lazarus-Black, Temple University, author of Everyday Harm "Above all else, this work's greatest value will come from bringing together into one volume professional/applied and scholarly/theoretical currents that are too often unaware of, much less actively engaging, one another. The writing is approachable, the cases and analysis compelling, and the political commitment unmistakable."
--Sarah Hautzinger, author of Violence in the City of Women ""The editors' innovative ethnographic focus on front-line workers makes a significant contribution to the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of gender-based violence studies."
--Madelaine Adelman, Arizona State University "In their introduction, Weis and Haldane stress the magnitude of the problem of gender-based violence internationally and the need for awareness of the interaction between global and local responses. This volume makes a significant contribution to that process."
--Anthropology Now "Anthropologists and social work and health care professionals as well as human rights activists will find this book of interest. Highly recommended."
--Choice
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About Jennifer R. Wies

Jennifer R. Wies is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Kentucky University. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------||Hillary J. Haldane is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Quinnipiac University. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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