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Pakistani-Muslim Immigrant Women in Western Australia: Perceptions of Identity and CommunitY

Fijac, Bianca M and Sonn, Christopher C (2004) Pakistani-Muslim Immigrant Women in Western Australia: Perceptions of Identity and CommunitY. Network: Journal of the Australian College of Community Psychologists, 16 (1). pp. 18-27. ISSN 1320-7741

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Abstract

The present study explored the perceptions and experiences of impacting identity and community for Pakistani-Muslim immigrant women living Western Australia. Ten Pakistani-Muslim immigrant women aged between 40-50 who immigrated to Australia in the 1970's were interviewed using an open response semi-structured interview schedule. Participants were interviewed about their perceptions and experiences of their community. The data analysis involved a thematic content analysis facilitated by a question-ordered matrix. The findings indicated that the role of religion was a core component in the experience of community and in the settlement process. Racism and exclusion, social support structures and gender roles were other factors impacting the development and maintenance of the identity and community of this group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID7896, Pakistani-Muslim, immigrant women, identity, identity, sense of community, religion, settlement process, western society
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Depositing User: Mr Angeera Sidaya
Date Deposited: 05 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 07:01
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/403
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