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Women asylum seekers and refugees: Opportunities, constraints and the role of agency

Hunt, L 2008, 'Women asylum seekers and refugees: Opportunities, constraints and the role of agency' , Social Policy and Society, 7 , pp. 281-292.

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    Abstract

    This article is based on the findings of research undertaken towards a doctoral thesis funded by the University of Leeds. The research focuses upon the actions and experiences of women asylum seekers and refugees living inWest Yorkshire. While acknowledging that the context in which women find themselves can present a number of barriers, this paper looks at their actions and practices at the individual and collective levels. It illustrates that some women are able to draw on the resources available, and are engaged in activities that not only assist their own settlement in the host society but also assist the development of support structures for future arrivals of asylum seekers and refugees.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1474-7464
    Depositing User: L Scullion
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 10:12
    Last Modified: 31 Jul 2014 12:02
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9264

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