A phenomenological approach to the study of stress among immigrants: the case of Iraqi and Iranian women in Sweden
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This study begins with the outlining of a general phenomenological theory of stress, which subsequently is applied to eleven Iraqi and Iranian migrant women’s own accounts of life in Sweden. The analysis of the interviews suggested that domestic disputes and intergenerational conflicts may become particularly stressful in that they are often amplified by incompatible Western and Non‐Western representations. The detected stressful experiences are analysed and structured to elucidate their character. Finally, a typology of stressful experiences in the new environment based on the distinctions between immigrant/minority‐specific and non‐immigrant/‐ minority‐specific stress, as well as between culturogenic and non‐culturogenic stress, is presented and defended.
Phenomenology, Stress, Immigrants, Women, Iraq, Iran
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18215OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18215DiVA: diva2:216788