publication . Master thesis . 2013

The Role of "Islamic feminism" in Somali Immigrant Women's Intra-and Extra-Household Bargaining Power and in Mitigating the Negative Effects of the Image Problem in their Integration in Norway

Ngunjiri, Anne Wangui;
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  • Published: 31 May 2013
  • Publisher: The University of Bergen
Abstract
This research explores the aspirations and life experiences of Somali immigrant women in Bergen as they embark on gender-tuned interpretation of the Quran as a source of bargaining power within the household and in the wider Norwegian immigration context. By bargaining power I mean an individual's interests or preferences and the ability to act on those interests or preferences. I show that, faced by constraints such as restrictive structures within the Norwegian immigration context and patriarchal norms of conduct, some Somali women have created a vision, an ideal and a practice of ordering life according to the Quran that they call Islamic feminism". This ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Islamic Feminism, Cultural Polarization, Integration, Image Problem, Mastergrad, Somali Immigrants, 739999
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publication . Master thesis . 2013

The Role of "Islamic feminism" in Somali Immigrant Women's Intra-and Extra-Household Bargaining Power and in Mitigating the Negative Effects of the Image Problem in their Integration in Norway

Ngunjiri, Anne Wangui;