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dc.contributor.supervisor Frohlick, Susan (Anthropology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Dutfield-Wilms, Katie J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-08T17:23:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-08T17:23:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4858
dc.description.abstract Through 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.subject Sexuality en_US
dc.subject Immigration en_US
dc.subject Intimacies en_US
dc.subject Dating en_US
dc.subject Erotics en_US
dc.subject Pleasure en_US
dc.title Nigerian and Sierra Leonean young women, sex, and sexuality: a study in a prairie city in Western Canada en_US
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fournier, Anna (Anthropology) Wilkinson, Lori (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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