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dc.contributor.authorFirmin, Carlene Emma
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-17T09:39:25Z
dc.date.available2020-08-17T09:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-01
dc.identifier.citationFirmin C (2013) 'Criminal gangs, male-dominated services and the women and girls who fall through the gaps', in Kelly L (ed(s).). Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children, Ashgate Publishing Ltden_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781409433170
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315596198-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/624421
dc.description.abstractThis chapter reviews the literature on seeking and receiving help for black women, and the knowledge base on black women in the UK is very limited. African-American women have been also found to stay silent for longer about experiences of sexual violence because of internalised concepts of female strength. Beth Richie's concept of gender entrapment was used to map how violence against women may be reprioritised by the protecting, or overvaluing of black boys/men or through the systematic bodily devaluation of black girls/women. The contemporary construction of the strong black woman may enable some African-American women to cope with little support while simultaneously creating the illusion that the multiple social injustices they contend with can be overcome through individual psychological resolve. African-American woman are thus found to be less likely to seek help from mental health services in the aftermath of sexual violence, unless they are severely distressed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAshgate Publishing Ltden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315596198/chapters/10.4324/9781315596198-13en_US
dc.subjectgangsen_US
dc.titleCriminal gangs, male-dominated services and the women and girls who fall through the gapsen_US
dc.title.alternativeMoving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Childrenen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.date.updated2020-08-17T09:38:20Z
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