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dc.contributor.authorBasnet, Sunitaen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorMoffat, Kirstineen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorBurke, Carinen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorO'Driscoll, Mikeen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorBond, Marken_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T22:03:06Z
dc.date.available2016en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-05-17T22:03:06Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBasnet, S. (2016). Feeling at home? Former Bhutanese refugee women and girls in New Zealand. Te Kura Kete Aronui, 7, 1-23.en
dc.identifier.issn1177-2700en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/11058
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the meaning of home and homemaking practices for former Bhutanese refugees, especially women and girls living in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, and Palmerston North in New Zealand under the refugees’ quota programme. I examine how and in what ways these women and girls experience New Zealand as ‘home’ and explore their feelings of (not) belonging. The fieldwork is part of my PhD research and was conducted between February and September 2015. A total of 42 in-depth semi-structured interviews with former Bhutanese refugees were conducted. These were mainly with women and girls, but eight men were also interviewed. In addition to individual interviews, I used a focus group interview with four girls aged between 12-15 who sketched images of their actual or imagine home. The findings are that just providing a ‘house’ to refugees does not necessarily mean that they feel at home in New Zealand. Many participants reported that family is their home. Another finding is that strong neighborhood ties contributed to feeling at home (or not). Participants also discussed what it means to be a citizen in New Zealand. Finally, I argue that researching former refugees’ home and homemaking everyday practices is useful for understanding resettlement processes and senses of belonging in New Zealand.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/317426/Sunita-Basnet-Feeling-at-Home.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the Te Kura Kete Aronui. © 2016 Copyright with the author.
dc.titleFeeling at home? Former Bhutanese refugee women and girls in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfTe Kura Kete Aronuien_NZ
pubs.elements-id193848
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/OOVC
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/OOVC/Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
pubs.organisational-group/Waikato/Student
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/research/tkka/vol-7en_NZ
pubs.volume7en_NZ


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