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Violence in the City of Women: Police and Batterers in Bahia, Brazil

3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Brazil's innovative all-female police stations, installed as part of the return to civilian rule in the 1980s, mark the country's first effort to police domestic violence against women. Sarah J. Hautzinger's vividly detailed, accessibly written study explores this phenomenon as a window onto the shifting relationship between violence and gendered power struggles in the cit ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published September 17th 2007 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Oct 10, 2009 Michael Andersen-Andrade rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone who loves Salvador, Bahia or who wants to understand Salvador's complex social relationships.
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Pretty good ethnography, the first one I ever read. Scanned a lot of parts of it because I was busy with other work but it was worth the read.
This ethnography is good, but while I enjoyed Hautzinger's writing, the content was difficult to process sometimes, but that's to be expected when reading about gender-based violence. I would recommend this to people interested in Latin America/women's issues/ethnographies, with the caution that there are some graphic descriptions of assaults.
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Sarah Hautzinger is a ethnographer and political anthropologist broadly concerned with power, difference, and in/equality. Her research emphasizes feminist approaches to gender, along with the institutional processes related to violence at transnational, state, and interpersonal levels. With a long-time interest in African-descended populations in Latin America and the Caribbean and Brazil in part ...more
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