Participation engendering belonging : a study of lived experiences of immigrants living in Halifax

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dc.contributor.advisor Tastsoglou, Evangelia
dc.contributor.advisor Dobrowolsky, Alexandra Z. (Alexandra Zorianna), 1964-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Robinson, Wendy 2011-09-14T14:14:17Z 2011-09-14T14:14:17Z 2010
dc.identifier.other JV7295 H3 R63 2010
dc.description 136 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 120-133).
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores whether, and how, political participation engenders belonging. Political participation includes both formal and informal politics in this study. The connections between political participation and belonging are investigated through qualitative analysis, of the experiences of the ten immigrant residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), using a modified intesectionality theory approach. This thesis underscores the need to broaden this approach by adding "place" to the variables of race, gender, and class. The addition of "place" serves to incorporate the specific history of the municipality, which is unique to the rest of Canada and has helped shape the experiences of immigrants currently choosing to settle in the area. The ten participants in this study, coming from various countries of origin, all belong to an organization of some type and all found their political participation, broadly conceived, engendered a sense of belonging to the broader Canadian society. en_CA
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc JV7295.H3
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Social integration -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Social participation -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Belonging (Social Psychology) -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.title Participation engendering belonging : a study of lived experiences of immigrants living in Halifax en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies Masters Women and Gender Studies Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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