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dc.contributor.advisorLai, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorLee, Bonnie
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-25T15:27:17Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T08:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-25
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationLee, B. (2015). Mosaic of Spaces: Social Integration of Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2494
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how Chinese immigrant women subjectively experience their social integration in Canada and the way it is constituted socially and symbolically, based on a secondary qualitative data analysis. Spatial and social constructionist theories inform the analysis of five in-depth interviews with Chinese immigrant women in Toronto. Social integration is a process built through a myriad of social interactions in a gender-related mosaic of spaces. An initial typology of spaces is thematically characterized by its cast of actors, power relations and differences in social, cultural and multiple forms of capital. The functions of each space in increasing the immigrants’ set of capital to become participants and contributors in Canadian society are illustrated. Viewing physical and social spaces as mutable with creative potential, implications of a spatial typology in facilitating immigrant social integration are discussed in terms of social work theory, practice, and education.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectSocial Work
dc.subjectEthnic and Racial Studies
dc.subjectWomenÕs Studies
dc.subject.classificationChinese immigrant womenen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial integrationen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial spaceen_US
dc.subject.classificationSymbolic spaceen_US
dc.subject.classificationsocial capitalen_US
dc.subject.classificationSocial work educationen_US
dc.subject.classificationTorontoen_US
dc.subject.classificationCanadaen_US
dc.titleMosaic of Spaces: Social Integration of Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultySocial Work
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27010
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Work
thesis.degree.nameMSW
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3711
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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