Race, Culture, and Gender

Black Female Experiences of Violence and Abuse

Authors: Kanyeredzi, Ava

  • Fulfils the need for a narrative on the social and psychological experiences of African and Caribbean heritage women
  • Explores Black women’s experiences of violence and abuse through the frame of silence
  • Provides healthcare professionals with a resource for supporting Black British female victims of abuse and racialisation
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About this book

This book presents an in-depth account of nine Black British women’s experiences of violence and abuse. Through in depth interviews and analysis the author reveals their feelings of being silenced as children, women, Black women and as victims/survivors. Being silenced or staying silent about experiences of violence and abuse are key influences in how and when women access help and support and Kanyeredzi illuminates missed opportunities in how and when this help and support can and should be given. 
Based on women’s descriptions of how they felt supported, listened to, yet ‘unheard’, chapters explore what professionals might face in the process of supporting Black women who access these services. The book contributes valuable understanding to the growing literature discussing challenges faced by minoritised women attempting to live full lives in the UK. It also includes images created as part of the project. This book is a useful resource for victims/survivors, students, researchers, clinical psychologists, counsellors, health professionals, social workers, educators and specialised violence support organisations.  

About the authors

Ava Kanyeredzi is a lecturer in Clinical and Community and Forensic Psychology at the University of East London, UK.

Reviews

“There is limited research and scholarship on violence and abuse amongst African-Caribbean women in the UK and this book makes a valuable contribution. This book is an invaluable resource for professionals, practitioners and policy makers working with African-Caribbean women who are victims/survivors of abuse. It explores the silences surrounding violence and abuse among African-Caribbean women in the UK and renders their voices and experiences visible.” (Dr Jenny Douglas, The Open University)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kanyeredzi, Ava

    Pages 1-46

  • Silenced Through Fear, Threats, and Betrayal: A Continuum of Oppression

    Kanyeredzi, Ava

    Pages 47-88

  • Silenced, Shamed, Speaking Out and the Strong Black Woman

    Kanyeredzi, Ava

    Pages 89-114

  • Silenced and Out of Place: Feeling Like a Nugatory Self

    Kanyeredzi, Ava

    Pages 115-144

  • Feeling Through the Silences, Seeking Support, and Being ‘Saved’

    Kanyeredzi, Ava

    Pages 145-178

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58389-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58388-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Culture, and Gender
Book Subtitle
Black Female Experiences of Violence and Abuse
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58389-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58389-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58388-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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