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1. Olsson, Jeanette. Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States.

Degree: Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Affairs and Planning, 2002, Virginia Tech

The post-Cold War era has increased the displacement of people worldwide. The influx of refugees into the United States requires us to assess various aspects of what it means to be a refugee. This study examines the situation of women refugees who resettled and integrated into the U.S. society. Integration related to employment is studied using focus groups, with participants from the former Yugoslavia who resettled in Richmond, VA. This study explores the needs of women refugees during integration. Comparisons are made between women who recently arrived in the U.S. and women who resettled several years ago. The particular needs of women refugees are associated with language problems, non-qualifications of previous experience, transportation, stress, and role reversal. Concepts of practical gender needs and strategic gender interests provide a basis for developing measures that can target these concerns in the short- and the long-term. In addition, this study challenges previous notions of women refugees as helpless victims of their circumstances, and finds that women refugees often adjust through their own means and innovative skills. While displacement creates challenges for most refugees, this study finds that it can also be empowering for women who take on new roles in their country of resettlement and leave their patriarchal traditions behind. Advisors/Committee Members: Ebrahim, Alnoor S. (committeechair), Parisi, Laura J. (committee member), Good, Charles M. Jr. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: resettlement; employment; Refugee women; integration

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APA (6th Edition):

Olsson, J. (2002). Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/37127

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Olsson, Jeanette. “Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States.” 2002. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed February 21, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/37127.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Olsson, Jeanette. “Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States.” 2002. Web. 21 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Olsson J. Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2002. [cited 2020 Feb 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/37127.

Council of Science Editors:

Olsson J. Women Refugees and Integration into U.S. society: The Case of Women from Bosnia and the Former Yugoslavia who Resettled in the United States. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2002. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/37127


Virginia Tech

2. Shillington, Laura Joan. Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis.

Degree: MS, Wood Science and Forest Products, 2002, Virginia Tech

This thesis focuses on the intersection of gender, households, and the non-timber forest product market. Based around the concept of commodity chain analysis, this research examines each stage in two non-timber forest productsâ , straw brooms and coco baskets, life cycles from extraction to final sale. The first objective of this research is to contribute to the literature on NTFPs, and in general gender roles in Latin America, by examining the gendered division of labor within and among the stages of two specific NTFP commodity chains, and the ways in which this division influences how important these products are to household income and conservation. The second objective is look at how commodity chain analysis can be used to examine the above issues, thereby contributing to both NTFP and commodity chain analysis literature. The research shows that the construction of gender in Nicaragua underlies the different roles that men and women perform throughout the two non-timber forest product chains. The two chains represent varying degrees of participation by women and men, and this difference is explained by the prevalence of certain tasks. In the basket commodity chain there were more tasks that are labeled feminine, and in the broom commodity chain there are more tasks labeled male. In addition, the varying participation of men and women influence how income from these products are viewed within the households as well as where men and women stand as conservation stakeholders. Commodity chain analysis served as a useful tool to examine more closely the relationship of gender and households in non-timber forest products, and could be of great assistance to the various development projects using these products as a tool for sustainable development. Advisors/Committee Members: Hammett, Alfred L. Tom (committeechair), McCrary, Jeffrey K. (committee member), Scarpaci, Joseph L. Jr. (committee member), Browder, John O. (committee member), Parisi, Laura J. (committeecochair).

Subjects/Keywords: peasant livelihoods; informal economy; gender and development; household; rural sector

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APA (6th Edition):

Shillington, L. J. (2002). Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/33532

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shillington, Laura Joan. “Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis.” 2002. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed February 21, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/33532.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shillington, Laura Joan. “Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis.” 2002. Web. 21 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Shillington LJ. Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2002. [cited 2020 Feb 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/33532.

Council of Science Editors:

Shillington LJ. Non-timber Forest Products, Gender, and Households in Nicaragua: A Commodity Chain Analysis. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2002. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/33532

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