The everyday health geographies of Bhutanese and Nepalese migrants in Ottawa: health, wellbeing and therapeutic networks

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Creator: 

Mahdi, Asli

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

The health geographies of migrants have been little explored in geography, and there has been little effort to define health and wellbeing, especially among racialized peoples, in the literature. My research examined perceptions of health and wellbeing through semistructured interviews with Nepalese and Bhutanese migrants in Ottawa. I suggest these narratives of health, which capture premigration memories in postmigration contexts, should be seen by researchers as a form of health knowledges and lived experiences. This study also acknowledged issues with recruitment, addressing researcher self-esteem, as well as reflexivity in qualitative research. Overall, this study furthers research on the everyday health geographies of migrant groups in Canada, highlighting how health and wellbeing can be differently experienced.

Subject: 

Geography
Medical and Forensic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Geography

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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