Synopses & Reviews
""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 "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 "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
"Anthropologists and social work and health care professionals as well as human rights activists will find this book of interest. Highly recommended."
"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 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 organizations, and outreach groups. Often written from a first-person perspective, these essays examine government workers, volunteers, and nongovernmental organization employees to present a vital picture of practical approaches to combating gender-based violence.
The inside stories of workers struggling to counter violence
About the Author
Jennifer R. Wies is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Kentucky University. Hillary J. Haldane is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Quinnipiac University.
Table of Contents
Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane
Ethnographic Notes from the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence
Disparity in Disasters: A Frontline View of Gender-Based Inequities in Emergency Aid and Healthcare
Sharman L. Babior
Participant and Observer: Reflections on Fieldwork in a Women's Shelter in Tokyo, Japan
Stephanie J. Brommer
Crafting Community through Narratives, Images, and Shared Experience
"We Couldn't Just Throw Her in the Street": Gendered Violence and Women's Shelters in Turkey
M. Cristina Alcalde
Institutional Resources (Un)Available: The Effects of Police Attitudes and Actions on Battered Women in Peru
Cyleste C. Collins
Child Welfare and Domestic Violence Workers' Cultural Models of Domestic Violence: An In-Depth Examination
Gender-Based Violence: Perspectives from the Male European Front-line
The Cultural Politics of a Global/Local Health Program for Battered Women in Vietnam
Global Civil Society and the Local Costs of Belonging: Defining ?Violence Against Women' in Russia
Memorializing Murder, Speaking Back to the State
Laliti: Compassionate Savior, the Hidden Archeology of the Founding of a Shelter