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dc.contributor.supervisorFrohlick, Susan (Anthropology)en_US
dc.contributor.authorDutfield-Wilms, Katie J.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-08T17:23:04Z
dc.date.available2011-09-08T17:23:04Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/4858
dc.description.abstractThrough an examination of how culture and cultural difference affect sexual norms and practices this thesis explores the sexual subjectivities of ten Nigerian and Sierra Leonean young women living in Winnipeg. The theoretical framework deployed in this thesis is the social constructionist approach to sexuality. This approach involves an understanding that social processes affect the meanings and performances of sexuality and will be deployed to underscore the varying ways Nigerian and Sierra Leonean young women develop sexual beliefs and practices enmeshed in dating and economic exchange, connections to “home”, pleasure, and the body. The methodological approach is ethnographic and uses focus groups, interviews, and participant observation. I argue that the Nigerian and Sierra Leonean young women’s sexual subjectivities are influenced by their social locations as straddling two different social worlds and sets of cultural and sexual norms. Media, race and religion influence these young women’s sexual subjectivities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectSexualityen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectIntimaciesen_US
dc.subjectDatingen_US
dc.subjectEroticsen_US
dc.subjectPleasureen_US
dc.titleNigerian and Sierra Leonean young women, sex, and sexuality: a study in a prairie city in Western Canadaen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeFournier, Anna (Anthropology) Wilkinson, Lori (Sociology)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2011en_US


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