Vulnerability in Narratives of Women Imprisoned for Violent Crimes

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017) en
dc.contributor.author Venäläinen, Satu Maarit
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-20T11:19:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-20T11:19:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Venäläinen , S M 2019 , ' Vulnerability in Narratives of Women Imprisoned for Violent Crimes ' Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society , vol. 43 , no. 3 (2018) , pp. 102-112 . https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.v43i3.82736 en
dc.identifier.issn 0355-3930
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123727461
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3298-1336/work/58740352
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303387
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on ways in which vulnerability is given meaning and related to in narratives of women serving a prison sentence for violent crimes. These women can be seen as inhabiting specifically vulnerable social positions in many respects, while at the same time their vulnerability is often denied. In my analysis I view the past, present, and future vulnerabilities of these women in a dialectical relation with the narratives they tell and the identities they enact through these tellings. In their narratives, vulnerability entwines with agentic orientations towards violence in complex ways. While often figuring as part of the context of doing violence, vulnerability is also refuted, combated, and distanced from the selves constituted in the narratives. In my reading, these ambivalent relations to vulnerability reflect the gendered trouble it poses for being seen as a worthy subject in the context of Western valorization of autonomy and individual agency. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 5144 Social psychology en
dc.subject violence en
dc.subject vulnerability en
dc.subject agency en
dc.subject prison en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject vulnerability en
dc.subject violence en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject affects en
dc.subject discourse en
dc.title Vulnerability in Narratives of Women Imprisoned for Violent Crimes en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.30676/jfas.v43i3.82736
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