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

    Gideon, Jasmine (2018) Gendering activism, exile and wellbeing: Chilean exiles in the UK. Gender, Place and Culture 25 (2), pp. 228-247. ISSN 0966-369X.

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    Drawing 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 experiences of women who arrived in the UK as the 'wife of' political activists, a group whose needs have been frequently overlooked.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jasmine Gideon
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 15:53
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:38


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