Quaker Silence

How may silence be a transformative religious experience? Drawing on long-term fieldwork among Australian Quakers, Jenny Norris-Green (Deakin University) examines the dynamics of silent worship.

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Gendered Violence and Silence in the “Country of the Unspoken”: Reflections on Ethnographic Writing in New Caledonia

Drawing on extensive research among indigenous Kanak communities in New Caledonia, Nathanaëlle Soler (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) asks how to write about unspoken gender-based violence. One way to do this, she concludes, is by studying the distribution of power and speech that erases the voice of women from public and private spheres while at the same time exploring their silent forms of resistance.

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