Sociocultural barriers to information and integration of women refugees

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Abstract

This study focuses on specifically women refugees' experiences of accessing information and how sociocultural barriers impact these experiences aiming to broaden the LIS literature of women refugees' information problems from sociocultural aspects. The socioculturally formed roles of a woman can impact the information practices of women refugees or cause certain information problems during the integration process. Hence, the research questions that drive this study are: What kind of information problems might women refugees face in a new host country? What kind of sociocultural barriers influence their information problems? How do they react toward these information problems?
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Documentation
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • information problems
  • sociocultural barriers
  • refugees' integration
  • information overload
  • lack of appropriate sources
  • communication culture
  • information and integration
  • women refugees
  • culture of collectivism
  • small-world
  • information literacy
  • Role of women

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