Title

No resting place: African American women at the crossroads of violence

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-1-2005

NLM Title Abbreviation

Violence Against Women

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Violence Against Women

PubMed ID

16247112

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1077801205280275

Abstract

Seeking safe places after leaving abusive relationships is often an intricate process for African American women. Survivor-victims of gender violence frequently experience ongoing trauma because of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and other stigmatizing social identities. All too often, women of color must handle leaving the gender violence simultaneously with the ongoing threat of cultural violence. The intersection of gender and cultural violence (e.g., racism, discrimination) complicate African American women's ability to obtain and sustain safe environments. These intersections are critical crossroads in African American women's lives. The results of this womanist and Black feminist study are presented in an alternative way to highlight the primacy of respondents' voices. In addition, suggestions to inform the practice of research with African American women are included.

Keywords

Adult, African Americans/psychology, Aged, Battered Women/psychology, Cultural Characteristics, Cultural Diversity, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Narration, Prejudice, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Residence Characteristics, Social Support, Social Welfare, Spouse Abuse/psychology, Washington, Women's Health

Published Article/Book Citation

Violence Against Women, 11:12 (2005) pp.1473-1489. DOI:10.1177/1077801205280275.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1354