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Is There ´Tomorrow´? Recasting Visions of the Future Through Mental Well-Being: A Grounded Theory Study with Afghan Women Refugees in Delhi

Sorrenti, Serena (2015) ACET35
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
India continuously receives a significant number of refugees from neighbouring countries and non. Lacking a proper framework for protection, the government assigned the mandate to UNHCR, thus putting in place a system with the same purpose. Yet, hierarchisation of Indian society on the basis of fixed gender roles, and other institutions in place create conditions of structural violence, particularly detrimental to refugee women. The present grounded theory study conducted with Afghan women in Delhi delved into their experience of refuge in order to scrutinize visions of the future. The subtle phenomenon of structural violence, whose consequences emerged from an analysis of capabilities, was detected in daily life of Afghan women refugees.... (More)
India continuously receives a significant number of refugees from neighbouring countries and non. Lacking a proper framework for protection, the government assigned the mandate to UNHCR, thus putting in place a system with the same purpose. Yet, hierarchisation of Indian society on the basis of fixed gender roles, and other institutions in place create conditions of structural violence, particularly detrimental to refugee women. The present grounded theory study conducted with Afghan women in Delhi delved into their experience of refuge in order to scrutinize visions of the future. The subtle phenomenon of structural violence, whose consequences emerged from an analysis of capabilities, was detected in daily life of Afghan women refugees. The analysis yielded mental health as fundamental factor to determine refugees’ well‐being, whereas previous war trauma is exacerbated under circumstances of structural violence. The full development every human being deserves, is thus constrained by such conditions, further affecting mental well‐being. Human security represents the framework to address this issue, provided that mental well-being is understood as determinant of human security for all human beings, precisely for being human. (Less)
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Sorrenti, Serena
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ACET35
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Gender in human security, Afghan women, Refugees, Grounded theory, Mental well-being, Structural violence, Future perspectives.
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English
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8054200
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  abstract     = {India continuously receives a significant number of refugees from neighbouring countries and non. Lacking a proper framework for protection, the government assigned the mandate to UNHCR, thus putting in place a system with the same purpose. Yet, hierarchisation of Indian society on the basis of fixed gender roles, and other institutions in place create conditions of structural violence, particularly detrimental to refugee women. The present grounded theory study conducted with Afghan women in Delhi delved into their experience of refuge in order to scrutinize visions of the future. The subtle phenomenon of structural violence, whose consequences emerged from an analysis of capabilities, was detected in daily life of Afghan women refugees. The analysis yielded mental health as fundamental factor to determine refugees’ well‐being, whereas previous war trauma is exacerbated under circumstances of structural violence. The full development every human being deserves, is thus constrained by such conditions, further affecting mental well‐being. Human security represents the framework to address this issue, provided that mental well-being is understood as determinant of human security for all human beings, precisely for being human.},
  author       = {Sorrenti, Serena},
  keyword      = {Gender in human security,Afghan women,Refugees,Grounded theory,Mental well-being,Structural violence,Future perspectives.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Is There ´Tomorrow´? Recasting Visions of the Future Through Mental Well-Being: A Grounded Theory Study with Afghan Women Refugees in Delhi},
  year         = {2015},
}