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Labor of love: Re‐membering dismembered bodies in community research

06 March 2024

This paper is premised on the argument that women's bodies in their everyday lived experiences are constantly dismembered physically and/or figuratively, as they are constructed as the ‘other.’

The paper draws from 6 years (2014–2020) of ethnographic mapping of East London, one of the cities in the Eastern Province of South Africa, documenting life histories of Black women narrating their experiences of violence, trauma and survival during the apartheid era and post‐the democratic transition.

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