The experiences of young Karen people living in Melbourne

Singh, Rebecca (2007) The experiences of young Karen people living in Melbourne. Honours thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This qualitative study focuses on the experiences of young Karen people living in Melbourne. It examines the experiences of the young Karen living in their homeland Burma and their experiences resettling in Australia. Five Karen bom young people aged from 18 to 26 years old participated in this research. They have been living in Melbourne for 1 '72 to 13 years and left Burma through the Thai-Burma border. Three of them lived in the Karen State of Burma, while the others moved from inside Karen State of Burma into refugee camps where they lived for 12 to 14 years. The purpose of this study is to document the experiences of young Karen people living in Melbourne; what has their experience been like in their homeland, and what have their experiences been like resettling into a new country from their own perspective.

Additional Information

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Item type Thesis (Honours thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32993
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords Karen, migrants, immigration, resettlement, culture, language, assimilation, social work
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