Journeys of resilience: the emotional geographies of refugee women

Munt, Sally R (2012) Journeys of resilience: the emotional geographies of refugee women. Gender, Place and Culture, 19 (5). pp. 555-577. ISSN 0966-369X

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This has been published online in 2011. The journal produces the same edition in print in 2012.
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Sally Munt
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:10
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 09:07
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