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"I am here! But, I actually shouldn't be!!" An auto-ethnography on the remittance experience of an African international student in Canada

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2018-08-14
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Abstract
Papers about international students are typically quantitative, reducing individual international students to projections, statistics and numbers. Coincidentally, the other major keyword of this study, remittance, is also mainly studied using numbers and statistics. In this research however, the researcher, an international student who engages in remittance activities, uses her own experience to contest this ‘numeralization’. By exploring in great depth her own cultural background and the specific motivations for remittance, this paper demonstrates that remittance has a human face. Furthermore, the complexity of remittance is contextualized through the lens of culture.
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etd19781
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