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ERIC Number: EJ853019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Motherhood, Migration and Methodology: Giving Voice to the "Other"
De Souza, Ruth
Qualitative Report, v9 n3 p463-482 Sep 2004
This paper discusses the need for multi-cultural methodologies that develop knowledge about the maternity experience of migrant women and that are attuned to womens maternity-related requirements under multi-cultural conditions. Little is known about the transition to parenthood for mothers in a new country, particularly when the country is New Zealand. This paper will challenge the positivist hegemony of previously completed research on migrant women by reflecting on my own experience as a researcher grounded in a broadly-based, pluralistic set of critical epistemologies that allowed me to uncover the issues and contexts that impacted on the experience of migrant women. It concludes by proposing that, where research occurs with minority groups, multiple research strategies are incorporated in order to prevent the reproduction of deficiency discourses. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; New Zealand