Negotiating caring practices among internal migrant women in Accra-Ghana

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.coverage.spatial Ghana
dc.creator Alhassan, Nana H.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-02T13:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-02T13:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other HB2126.8 A3 A44 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/26475
dc.description 175 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 162-175).
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the negotiation of care provision, changes in caring practices post-migration and the impact of women`s internal, North-South migration on gender and family relations and communities of origin in Ghana. Ten in-depth interviews with migrant women revealed that women have become frontrunners in the migration process, engaging in different modalities of care where they negotiate with spouses and other family members for the care of their left behind families. The story of negotiating caring practices shows that women’s migration changes gender and family roles to an extent, while, at the same time it reproduces them. There are financial, material and emotional consequences of migration on migrant women and their families as well as their communities of origin. Directions for future research should include the impacts of care-giving on left behind families from their own experiences, and the reconstruction of masculinities from men`s perspectives. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HB2126.8.A3
dc.subject.lcsh Women internal migrants -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Migration, Internal -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Migration, Internal -- Social aspects -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Work and family -- Ghana
dc.subject.lcsh Ghana -- Social conditions
dc.title Negotiating caring practices among internal migrant women in Accra-Ghana en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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