publication . Article . 2018

Gendering activism, exile and wellbeing: Chilean exiles in the UK

Jasmine Gideon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Feb 2018
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
AbstractDrawing on the case of Chilean exiles in the UK this article looks at the experiences of exiles through a gender lens. The analysis argues for the need to recognise the gendered nature of spaces of political activism in order to highlight the contribution made by many Chilean women to life in exile. Using a gender lens sheds light on the multiple ways in which many women were indirectly the victims of abuse under the military regime and how this impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. The analysis also provides new insights into how forced migration impacts on gender roles and norms among those living in exile. The article primarily focuses on the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: geog, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Cultural Studies, Demography, Gender Studies, Forced migration, Political activism, Military regime, Mental health, Sociology, Politics, Wife, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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