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ERIC Number: EJ832706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Using Phenomenology to Understand Experiences of Racism for Second-Generation South Asian Women
Beharry, Pauline; Crozier, Sharon
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n4 p262-277 2008
The purpose of this investigation was to describe the lived experiences of racism for second-generation Canadian women of South Asian descent and how this affected their identity. Six adult co-researchers shared their experiences of what occurred when faced with racism. A phenomenological approach was employed, out of which five categories emerged. Findings indicated that the acculturative process in negotiating experiences of racism resulted in these women having a multifaceted, complex identity. These findings offer new understandings of how coping responses served to assist the women in this study. This study contributes to counsellor awareness and knowledge when working with ethnic groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada