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Journeys of resilience: the emotional geographies of refugee women
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 05:16 authored by Sally Munt
This article considers the emotional geographies of a highly vulnerable demographic: refugee women. As a marginalised and ontologically fragile group, refugees have developed rich and perceptive insight on space and place, by developing a critical vigilance that reflects forward and back on their life journeys, real and metaphorical. Through participation in a psycho-educational course designed by the author, nine women produced their own images of resilience, in creative exercises that provided ‘landmarks’ of recognition for other participants. Via participation in this temporary ‘community of practice’, therefore, another journey was taken; this article will also consider the epistemology of that itinerary using interdisciplinary insights from geography, cultural studies, cognitive behavioural therapy and gender studies.
JournalGender, Place and Culture
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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- Media and Film Publications
NotesThis has been published online in 2011. The journal produces the same edition in print in 2012.
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