The cultural landscape of women refugees in Sweden - a road to information and integration

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Introduction. This research in progress explores women refugees’ information and integration challenges from the cultural perspective and proposes the concept of ‘cultural landscape’ as facilitator to refugees’ information and integration practices in Sweden.
Method. A qualitative research method of participatory observation, semi-structured interviews and unofficial discussions as a complement is been used in this study.
Analysis. The thematic analysis approach is used to analyse the observation and interviews data.
Results. Participants describe how two different forms of cultural landscapes – ‘reading and learning circles’ and ‘doing and learning circles’ have helped them in reconstructing fractured information landscapes by building bridges into new communities, maintaining links with co-cultural community network and achieving a sense of belonging and identity by psychological and spiritual support.
Conclusions. The research will identify the importance of cultural landscape in meeting refugees’ information and integration challenges in a new country.
Titel på värdpublikationInformation research: an international electronic journal
Undertitel på värdpublikationSpecial supplement: Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2020.
StatusPublicerad - 19 dec. 2020
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangISIC2020: Information Behaviour Conference - Doctoral virtual workshop via Zoom, Pretoria, Sydafrika
Varaktighet: 28 sep. 20202 okt. 2020


NamnInformation research: an international electronic journal
FörlagUniversity of Borås
Nummer4 Special supplement: Proceedings of ISIC 2020
ISSN (elektroniskt)1368-1613




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