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ERIC Number: EJ958426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Mapping Nondominant Voices into Understanding Stress-Coping Mechanisms
Iwasaki, Yoshitaka; Bartlett, Judith; MacKay, Kelly; Mactavish, Jennifer; Ristock, Janice
Journal of Community Psychology, v36 n6 p702-722 Aug 2008
This study reports key findings from a research project, which examined the stress and coping mechanisms of several nondominant groups of individuals. The groups were based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and included (a) Aboriginal individuals with diabetes, (b) individuals with disabilities, and (c) gays and lesbians. Our analyses of personal narratives and life stories have led to develop an interpretive map of findings that depicts mechanisms of how stress and coping operate. Specifically, the interpretive map consists of personal and structural "stressors," "meanings of stress," and personal and structural "resources," as well as of two constructs termed "intersectionality" and "social exclusion." Not only are nondominant voices and lived experiences recognized and incorporated into an emergent interpretive map, but this map also articulates the complex ways in which multiple identities intersect (i.e., intersectionality) and the realities of being excluded socioeconomically, culturally, and politically among nondominant groups (i.e., social exclusion). (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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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