Introducing Heathcare in Social Settings Marked By Violence.

Friday, 20 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

The effects of neoliberal politics have put millons of people at greater risk. Intensification of labour exploitation and massive re-distribution of  income by the way of structural reforms (privatization of public social services, loss of labour and social rights), tax politics and public debtservice have increased poverty, social exclusión and marginalization. Simultaneously, violence has been on the raise. Many individuals suffer from peer, partner or family violence, have to cope with social discrimination because of gender, race or ethnicity adscription, feel threatened by criminal violence or terrorist attacks or even have faced war, civil war or organized crime. Commonly, victims are struggling with mental health problems and stress related somatic disorders. Numerous studies have shown that illness is not a mere mechanica lreaction of a body unable to cope with environmental demands but also a means to diminish intolerable levels of  tensión when there are no other ways out. Mental and somatic complaints are therefore not reducible to biological factors but require the consideration of psychological, social, cultural, and historical elements. How do individuals exposed to severe violence express trauma on their body? How do they approach to healthcare services? How do they perceive service and how do they relate to health care providers? What challenges poses traumatic violence for health-care workers? This session invites scholars from all disciplines to present papers that contribute to a better understanding of violence related health problems and healthcareservices.
Session Organizer:
Veronika SIEGLIN, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Oral Presentations
Building Individual and Community Resilience through Global Health Literacy: Responding to the Trauma, Somatic and Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Genocide Perpetrators in Rwanda
Kevin BARNES-CEENEY, University of New Haven, USA; Laurie LEITCH, Threshold GlobalWorks, USA; Lior GIDEON, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Beauty Practices As Harmful Cultural Practices? a Study of Female University Students in Iran
Chia LONGMAN, Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University, Belgium
Gender Double Standards in Turkey
Gokhan SAVAS, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey; Fatma YOL, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey