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Fasin Laef : urban women migrant experiences in Honiara, Solomon Islands

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Fasin Laef : urban women migrant experiences in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Knot, Michaela (2009) Fasin Laef : urban women migrant experiences in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

In the Solomon Islands, migration to Honiara from the rural areas is pervasive. The urban world shapes and complicates gender stereotypes and identity, particularly in regards to the rural/urban dichotomy. Focusing on migrant women, and their experiences of Honiara, this thesis will discuss how urban temporality reconfigures gender. Since some migrants will enter Honiara for only short durations and others for longer periods, identity becomes performed through different language practices and enacted through personal relationships. Identity is inherently shaped by age, social positioning and class. However, competing tensions in the urban setting creates ambivalence amongst migrant women in regards to their life in Honiara.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Knot, Michaela
Pagination:iii, 158 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Sociology and Anthropology
Date:2009
Thesis Supervisor(s):Jourdan, C
ID Code:976415
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:25
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:42
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