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Responding to Stories of Trauma

  • Lisa Spriggens
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Part of the Religion and Radicalism book series (RERA)

Abstract

In this chapter, Lisa Spriggens reminds us that there can be a personal impact on those who research and write about gendered and sexual violence. Noting that readers of this volume may also experience similar responses as they engage with the previous chapters, she thus offers a series of reflective questions that invite readers to reflect on this more deeply. The questions encourage readers to draw connections to personally held hopes and values, and to consider how community might be fostered among those who share our goals to tackle gender violence in all its forms within our research, our relationships, and our communities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Spriggens
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  1. 1.School of Social PracticeLaidlaw CollegeAucklandNew Zealand

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