''I Stumble Along with All of This''. The Challenges of Translating Anti-racism and Cultural Sensitiviy in Practice

''I Stumble Along with All of This''. The Challenges of Translating Anti-racism and Cultural Sensitiviy in Practice

''I Stumble Along with All of This''. The Challenges of Translating Anti-racism and Cultural Sensitiviy in Practice

''I Stumble Along with All of This''. The Challenges of Translating Anti-racism and Cultural Sensitiviy in Practices

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Référence bibliographique [12459]

Krane, Julia et Carlton, Rosemary. 2008. «''I Stumble Along with All of This''. The Challenges of Translating Anti-racism and Cultural Sensitiviy in Practice». Dans Violences faites aux femmes , sous la dir. de Suzanne Arcand, Damant, Dominique, Gravel, Sylvie et Harper, Elizabeth, p. 253-272. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
This chapter «explores the challenges faced in translating core feminist commitments to anti-racism and cultural sensitivity on the front-lines of practice in a shelter for women experiencing intimate partner violence.» (p. 254)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The reflections presented in this paper are drawn from a case study of a battered women’s shelter in a large Canadian city.» (p. 256) L’échantillon compte plus précisément onze employés du centre et douze résidentes.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[r]ather than aspiring to achieve the unchievable – that is, certainty vis-à-vis knowing about ‘race’, culture, religion, or ethnicity – we suggest that uncertainty offers an opportunity to embrace the complexities of women’s experiences in seeking and securing help in the shelter setting. This endeavour might offer a way for workers to shake up their privileging of one facet of a woman’s oppression over others including a rethinking of the centrality of the intimate partner violence for the particular woman at a particular moment in time. […] We are not proposing razing existing feminist philosophy or practice in shelter settings, rather we suggest including intervention efforts that explicitly take into account the social location of the woman and give rise to options within her context. Weaving together experiential and practice knowledge and wisdom about intimate partner violence with comprehensive understandings of facets of identity and social location – worker an resident – allows for the recognition both of the prevalence of gender-based oppression and of the multiple and complex experiences of women.» (p. 269-270)