Korean immigrant women's lived experiences in Halifax : challenging gender relations in family, workplace, and community

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Cha, Nanok
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other JV7284 C43 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22371
dc.description 156 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 149-156).
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research is to reveal Korean immigrant women's lived experiences in Halifax. It specifically looks at the changes of gender relations after immigration. This research uses anti-racist perspectives to understand the interconnection of race, gender, and class from the perspective of Korean immigrant women. Korean immigrant families experience economic decline and Korean immigrant women's paid work becomes necessary after immigration. In this context, Korean immigrant women's bargaining power in the process of renegotiation of gender relations increases as they generate income. However, Korean immigrant women's lived experiences demonstrate that discrimination against Korean immigrant women due to racism in the Canadian social structure, and ongoing patriarchal practices and ideology in and outside the family limit Korean immigrant women's challenges regarding gender inequality. Despite this, Korean immigrant women are not victims of patriarchy and racist society, but active social members who continue to challenge the status quo.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc JV7284
dc.subject.lcsh Women immigrants -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Koreans -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.title Korean immigrant women's lived experiences in Halifax : challenging gender relations in family, workplace, and community
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women and Gender Studies
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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