9780814793350-0814793355-Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics

Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics

ISBN-13: 9780814793350
ISBN-10: 0814793355
Author: West, Traci C.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 249 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814793350
ISBN-10: 0814793355
Author: West, Traci C.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 249 pages

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Acknowledged authors West, Traci C. wrote Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics comprising 249 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814793355 and 9780814793350. Since then Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Wounds of the Spirit, Traci West employs first person accounts-from slave narratives to contemporary interviews to Tina Turner's autobiography-to document a historical legacy of violence against black women in the United States. West, a black feminist Christian ethicist, situates spiritual matters within a discussion of the psycho-social impact of intimate assault against African American women.
Distinctive for its treatment of the role of the church in response to violence against African American women, the book identifies specific social mechanisms which contribute to the reproduction of intimate violence. West insists that cultural beliefs as well as institutional practices must be altered if we are to combat the reproduction of violence, and suggests methods of resistance which can be utilized by victim-survivors, those in the helping professions, and the church.
Interrogating the dynamics of black women's experiences of emotional and spiritual trauma through the diverse disciplines of psychology, sociology, and theology, this important work will be of interest and practical use to those in women's studies, African American studies, Christian ethics, feminist and womanist theology, women's health, family counseling, and pastoral care.

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