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dc.contributor.authorLenette, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-11T12:30:39Z
dc.date.available2017-08-11T12:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-04-11T05:34:38Z
dc.identifier.issn09516328
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jrs/fet045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58306
dc.description.abstractAbstract The sparse literature on contemporary narratives of widowhood among refugee women as a consequence of conflict situations indicates that this aspect of lived experience is relatively unexplored. While loss is integral to the refugee journey, there is a paucity of analysis of how the sudden loss of a spouse under such circumstances can compound resettlement anxieties, particularly when women raise children alone. By exploring meanings attached to widowhood using examples from the experiences of two younger refugee women resettled in Brisbane, Australia, this article demonstrates how they negotiated lives characterized by community ostracism and stigmatization attached to widowhood and lone parenting. The limited knowledge specifically on young or middle-aged widowhood, the compounded impact on lone parenting, and intra-group tensions among refugee women are highlighted. Such an oversight should be addressed to provide a full understanding of complex wellbeing experiences for refugee widows with children resettled in western nations.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom403
dc.relation.ispartofpageto421
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Refugee Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.title'I am a Widow, Mother and Refugee': Narratives of Two Refugee Widows Resettled to Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Work
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Refugee Studies following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version ‘I am a Widow, Mother and Refugee’: Narratives of Two Refugee Widows Resettled to Australia, Annals of Botany, Volume 27, Issue 3, September 2014, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/fet045
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorLenette, Caroline MD.


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