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Gender Symbolism and Gender Power Across Time and Contexts: The Irredeemability of Past and Present Sociocultural and Political-Institutional Responses to Women Gender-Based Violence Survivors During National Transition and in Peacetime


Abstract In the aftermath of gender-based violence, how do women survivors experience survivorhood and in what ways do entrenched sociopolitical, cultural, and institutional ideologies and structures impede their recovery process? I argue that, in settings of both national unrest and peacetime, women are deprived the opportunities to heal from their trauma in a just and dignified manner as a result of the machinations of gender symbolism and gender power percolating throughout their private and public communities. I investigate the ways in which the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the aftermath of national unrest as well as sociocultural communities and academic institutions in peacetime analogously perpetuate defective and mark... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Dang, Carolyn Anh (Author) / Behl, Natasha (Advisor) / Murphy-Erfani, Julie (Committee member) / Fahs, Breanne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Political science
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 116 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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