Quando era lavadora de elefantes

It is difficult to limit "when I was elephant washing"

to one gender.

This book is about many travel stories, between Brazil

(it would be fairer to speak in Brasis, because from north to South, and going from Amazon to Sertão, we cross very diferente countries),

Peru, Bolivia, incredible landscapes,

countless atmospheres, magical encounters.

The book remember us that life and death are inseparable, it speaks about love, about the rights of the indigenous peoples. She lived for some months with two indian comunities, one in north east anda n other in Amazon.

But in addition to these trips, the author made an initiatory, spiritual journey that led her to find herself.

The real question would be:

what am I doing in this world?

​Órfãs de Esperança

Véronique oriented and helped many women in diverse situations of violence, and in different countries.

She wrote about some of her experiences.

In addition to an academic work,

she detected that every society defines what types of violence can be accepted or not.

She wrote five chapters of this book  and chose for each type of violence one country:

  • Gender violence between the two sides of the Mediterranean, between the two twin cities:

       Algiers (Algeria) and Marseille (France)

  • Domestic Violence in Pernambuco (Brazil)

  • Acid burns in Bangladesh

  • Attention to men who commit violence and how to work with them (France)

  • Prostitution, slave labor and trafficking in Cambodia

Preface by Maria da Penha

É ela quem bota a feira dentro de casa

It was born of questions after having met with men who committed violence in France, Brazil and Cambodia.

  • What leads a man who says he loves a woman to become violent against her?

  • Love and violence, is it possible?

  • Do we need to treat man or society?

  • To treat man and society?

  • What is essencial? To treat or to repress?

  • To treat and repress?

Considering that 90% of male perpetrators of violence have been victims of violence

in childhood and / or adolescence,

I believe in the change of mentality and education to reverse the rhythm of this infernal machine that produces violence.

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Narrativas e história de vida

Historically, the methods "life story" and "life story" or "oral narrative" have been used in anthropology.

 

Over the past decades, they have also conquered researchers from the fields of history, education, social service and sociology, among other disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

However, many people do not use this tool because they consider the literature still scanty.

 

This book brings missing elements. The author's expertise draws important leads for those who wish to adopt this methodological proposal, which is qualitative and biographical in its essence.

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Mulheres em movimento

Women in Motion is an invitation to women and men who dare to share and participate in the fight for equality, rights, women's freedom and gender diversity.

 

This book, in dialogue with the Women's Seminar, brings together the texts of activists, researchers and educators involved in feminist movements.

 

The authors who participated in this book come from different sectors and ethnic groups, thus representing the diversity of the voices of this collective.

 

It is a contemporary reading and to read absolutely, that one is woman or man.

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Histórias de amor tóxico

The work is made up of fifteen articles that address violence against women and domestic violence in Brazil in their historical, social and cultural aspects. It also leads to reflections on how to deal with violence and proposals for combating it.

I had the honor of being invited to coordinate and organize this book with Henrique Marquês, coordinator of the Observatory of Women against Violence - Federal Senate - Brasilia.

This book reflects the views of different authors representing disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, social service, law, psychology.

It brings hope for solutions for a more equal world.

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Mulheres africanas no Brasil

Much of my inspiration for this book comes from my master's degree in ethnology "Survivors of Africa in Brazil - the influence of women", under the supervision of Professor Kotto ESSOME, a man and professional worthy of admiration and respect who made me discover part of the African universe.

The book is divided into four main parts:

  • The historical question; we analyze how and why the slave market was organized and how slavery became the basis of society in northeastern Brazil. 

  • The food question and its African, Amerindian and Portuguese influences.

  • The spiritual question and Afro-Brazilian religious syncretism.

  • The linguistic question that makes Brazilian Portuguese this singing and gentle language.

The issue of racism is addressed as a consequence

of slavery.

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Povos indígenas no Brasil

This book addresses various issues related to indigenous peoples, such as art, politics, economics, rights, culture, spirituality, territory.

This work is unique in that it brings experiences in terms of herbs, teas, prayers, but also about social organization and rights ... It is about addressing the ethnocide of indigenous peoples, but also the forms of resistance and movements of struggle.

An important aspect of the work comes from the fact that many authors are from different ethnicities and have become spokespersons for their communities.

In this way, they reveal the diversity and ancestry of indigenous culture.

Indigenous religiosity and spirituality transpire in the speeches of the authors, who all report the importance of nature for living together.

The summary, titles and abstracts of the chapters are also written in the Pataxó language.

 
 
 

Veias Feministas

This book was born from the desire to work with Sarita Amaro, after having collaborated with other books.

It was a great pleasure to organize this book, collaborating with 17 authors from different cultures,

with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds.

All wanting to build a better world, without violence,

with gender equality and respect.

Feminist veins deals with the history of women, the reality of women and our challenges and perspectives

for the next generation.

It is about women's intertwined views on life, space, work, family, affection, suffering and, above all, hope.

The richness of the book comes from the crossed views on the reality of women in 2017.