"Nisa Homes" interpersonal and structural violence against displaced Muslim women

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Date created: 
2021-12-10
Identifier: 
etd21722
Keywords: 
Muslim women
Everyday analytic
Multifaceted violence
Islam as a resource
Abstract: 

This thesis explores the experiences of diverse Muslim women and what it means to resist marginality every day. One-on-one interviews with women who stayed at a Muslim shelter also reveal experiences of gendered Islamophobia as marginalized visible Muslims. Drawing from the everyday analytic, we can see women’s resourcefulness and resistance to interpersonal and structural violence. In this study, I centre the voices of participants resisting oppression against them as racialized and poor Muslim women. Participants understand their suffering is a direct outcome of the systems that economically, politically, and socially isolate to marginalize them. Women also describe the solidarity and self-healing in sharing their experiences with other shelter stayers. The themes developed in this work show the intersections and multifaceted violence faced by women fighting for asylum, seeking refuge, and struggling for safety.

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Thesis
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Parin Dossa
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.
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