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    ‘Standing alongside’ and in solidarity with Traveller women: minority ethnic women’s narratives of racialized obstetric violence


    Kavanagh, Lynsey (2018) ‘Standing alongside’ and in solidarity with Traveller women: minority ethnic women’s narratives of racialized obstetric violence. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    This study is an exploration of Traveller women’s experience of pregnancy loss in Ireland. It examines the individual, interpersonal and structural factors which mediate Traveller women’s experience. Through the utilisation of a participant structured interview influenced by the biographical narrative interpretive method (BNIM), this study has explored the pregnancy loss experience of eleven Traveller women spanning over a 30-year period. Using the voice-centred relational (VCR) method of analysis, this study suggests that the broader structural landscape of discrimination, racism, sexism, marginalisation and inequality is integral to understanding Traveller women’s lived experiences, including pregnancy loss. It highlights Traveller women’s experiences of disrespectful and abusive treatment by health services during and after pregnancy loss; this includes neglect, abandonment, non-consented treatment and discrimination. It argues that Traveller women’s experiences of pregnancy loss are shaped and pronounced by gendered racism and suggests that these experiences are racialized obstetric violence on the basis of gender and ethnicity.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: solidarity; Traveller women; minority ethnic women’s narratives; racialized obstetric violence;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Applied Social Studies
    Item ID: 11209
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 15:32
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