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Silvia Dominguez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814720776

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814720776.001.0001

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When Social Positioning Is Not Enough

When Social Positioning Is Not Enough

(p.152) 6 When Social Positioning Is Not Enough
Getting Ahead

Silvia Domínguez

NYU Press

This chapter explores the consequences of trauma and demonstrates the different ways in which trauma sabotages social positioning. It tells the stories of several women who had sufficient social support and encountered ties that provided social leverage, yet because of trauma, could not take full advantage of the opportunities opened by these ties. These women belong to the same community as the others mentioned in this book, but structural, gender-based violence and untreated trauma have hampered their frames and prevented their social mobility, despite the fact that they are socially positioned. Moreover, unresolved, lingering trauma damages not only the women's lives but also their mothers' and children's life chances.

Keywords:   trauma, social positioning, social leverage, social support, gender-based violence, untreated trauma, social mobility

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