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dc.contributor.supervisor Senehi, Jessica (Peace and Conflict Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Reed, Christy
dc.contributor.author Reed, Christy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T14:44:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T14:44:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2019-04-02T19:37:28Z en
dc.date.submitted 2019-04-03T19:54:34Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33837
dc.description.abstract Mamas in Melanesia are strong. This study explores the way that a group of 18 women, known as “Mamas” in a neighborhood in Melanesia find strength. The study was a qualitative study conducted over a year of intensive research and over an ongoing period of 12 years of relationship with the community. The Mamas’ stories of strength are recorded. They find strength in a spirit of can-ness, in the process of striving with all that you are to overcome, and hard work. Their can-ness and their striving carry them through unbearable hardship and pain. They share their dreams and visions where they find strength, and the adventures of their experiences of travel. This study concludes with a celebration of the way that Melanesian Mamas are “Guardians of Life,” constantly creating celebrations and banquets for their community, even under conditions of overarching violence. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.subject Mamas, Dignity, Strength, Annihilative violence, Identity, Peace en_US
dc.title The strength of the Mamas: creating and living in a world of wonder, dignity, and freedom en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.type doctoral thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Peace and Conflict Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Flaherty, Maureen (Peace and Conflict) Cariou, Warren (English, Theatre, Film & Media) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Eaton, Heather (Conflict Studies, St. Paul University) en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2019 en_US


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