"There is fear of tomorrow": Displaced Iraqi women in Jordan narrate their pasts and futures

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Title:
"There is fear of tomorrow": Displaced Iraqi women in Jordan narrate their pasts and futures
Author:
MacDougall, Susan
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Embargo: Release after 7/1/2012
Abstract:
Iraqi women living in Amman, Jordan view the city as a temporary residence, and their lives there are characterized by uncertainty and isolation. Iraqi social history, Jordanian policies on immigration and citizenship, and economic hardship all contribute to the production and maintenance of this uncertainty. These factors also prevent the formation of a cohesive Iraqi community in Amman, and thus the development of a shared understanding of the violence and displacement that this group has experienced. Given these circumstances, the manner in which Iraqi women articulate their relationship to their country of origin is highly idiosyncratic and responsive to the demands of their daily lives in Jordan as they prepare mentally either to return to Iraq or to resettle in a third country.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
gender; governmentality; Iraq; Jordan; narrative; refugees
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Near Eastern Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Betteridge, Anne

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.title"There is fear of tomorrow": Displaced Iraqi women in Jordan narrate their pasts and futuresen_US
dc.creatorMacDougall, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacDougall, Susanen_US
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseEmbargo: Release after 7/1/2012en_US
dc.description.abstractIraqi women living in Amman, Jordan view the city as a temporary residence, and their lives there are characterized by uncertainty and isolation. Iraqi social history, Jordanian policies on immigration and citizenship, and economic hardship all contribute to the production and maintenance of this uncertainty. These factors also prevent the formation of a cohesive Iraqi community in Amman, and thus the development of a shared understanding of the violence and displacement that this group has experienced. Given these circumstances, the manner in which Iraqi women articulate their relationship to their country of origin is highly idiosyncratic and responsive to the demands of their daily lives in Jordan as they prepare mentally either to return to Iraq or to resettle in a third country.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.subjectgovernmentalityen_US
dc.subjectIraqen_US
dc.subjectJordanen_US
dc.subjectnarrativeen_US
dc.subjectrefugeesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNear Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBetteridge, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBoum, Aomaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreen, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIgsiz, Aslien_US
dc.identifier.proquest11071-
dc.identifier.oclc752260967-
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