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We Walk With Them. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1905206
  • January 2009
  • 172 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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When South Asian women came together in Northern
California to help immigrant women who experience
domestic abuse in a foreign culture, they faced some
community enmity, hegemonic Western
conceptualizations of domestic abuse, and
restrictive American immigration law. These South
Asian caregivers persevered by creating a social
space for abused women and by recognizing the
politics of culture through their caregiving models
emphasizing fictive kin and empowerment. This book
profiles three South Asian anti-domestic abuse
organizations in Northern California at the turn of
the 21st century, and, in so doing, investigates how
these non-profit agencies serve abused women and
reach out to the diasporic community for support,
focusing on culturally appropriate intervention,
fundraising and outreach activities, and legal
advocacy for abused immigrant women. By examining
the outreach and service provided by the
organizations, this research also explores how they
become a community for social change and kin-like
support, politicize tradition, and contest the
conventional notions of the gendered
organization of public and private life.

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Stephanie J. , Brommer.
Dr. Stephanie J. Brommer joined City University of Seattle as
faculty and Communications program coordinator in 2005. A former
journalist, she teaches intercultural communication, media
literacy, and sociocultural anthropology. She holds
degrees from Brown University, Northwestern University, and
University of California at Santa Barbara.

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