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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

North African women in Spain: Dreams and reality, identity and belonging
by Pasricha, Laurie Ann, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 92; 1486433
Abstract (Summary)

As more and more North African Muslim immigrants pour into Western Europe, fears of "the other" continue to grow and become more salient in the everyday lives of immigrants. In part, this is due to the global media reporting of the "War on Terror." Most of the research in this area has focused on the political and economic aspects of North African immigration to Europe with predominately male subjects. This thesis presents the individual and subjective experiences of a small group of North African women after their immigration to Spain. It will consider the dreams motivating their migration and the realities they experience living as foreigners in Spain. Additionally, this research considers how El Puerto, a social services organization, provides a space where the traditional boundaries of identification are explored and North African women in Spain find community and belonging.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, R. Scott
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Womens studies
Publication Number: 1486433
ISBN: 978-1-124-24230-9
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