INTERSECTION OF PERSONHOOD AND CULTURE: A NARRATIVE APPROACH OF PASTORAL CARE TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

John Stephanus Klaasen

Abstract


What contribution does a narrative approach make to effective care for those affected by gender based violence? Notwithstanding the contributions of feminist theologians who take experience and identity serious (Ackermann and Ruether), open ended narrative includes lived experience, embodied communication, and the identity of the victim as formative community as an effective approach of care. Experience as lived experience or actual reality is not what is interpreted by the dominance of those in the centre, but it is primarily the experience of the vulnerable at the margins. The poststructuralist critique of the structuralist approach to communication and difference and the other within a fluid community will be placed within the narrative approach of care.


Keywords


Intersection; Personhood; Culture; Narrative; Pastoral Care; Gender Based Violence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/117-1-1348

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