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1. Gourley, Lela Dawn. “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922.

Degree: MA, History, 2019, Old Dominion University

The West Virginia Mine Wars are etched in the popular memory of West Virginians, who view these events as an important part of their identity as Mountaineers; yet, there is still much historians do not know about the Mine Wars, especially when concentrating on the perspectives and experiences of the working-class miners. These everyday miners and their families are the topic of this thesis. Using oral histories from the Matewan Development Center Records housed in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, this thesis argues that community-building across ethnic and racial lines within Matewan’s coal camps was not only possible, but occurred at a degree unmatched by other West Virginia industrial communities. In these camps, miners lived less segregated lives than their counterparts, presenting a fairly mixed community in which inter-ethnic exchanges laid an early foundation for cross-ethnic organization and resistance against the coal operators. As miners in southern West Virginia struggled to unionize against pro-coal forces and their attempts to divide miners and the larger community along racial and ethnic lines, miners turned to their foundation of community in the coal camp to withstand strike tactics, including their almost two year banishment to tent colonies. Tent colonies presented opportunities for informal exchanges between miners – exchanges that were just as valuable as formal exchanges in their day to day lives. By examining both formal and informal exchanges between Matewan’s mining population, this thesis argues that the “mixed up” quality of Stone Mountain Coal Corporation’s coal camps stimulated a shared working-class identity that was then mobilized by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) on a scale previously not achieved in West Virginia’s southern coalfields. Advisors/Committee Members: Elizabeth Zanoni, John Weber, Maura Hametz.

Subjects/Keywords: Coal mining; Cultural exchanges; Immigrant workforce; Interethnic exchanges; Matewan; West Virginia Mine Wars; Labor History; Labor Relations; United States History

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APA (6th Edition):

Gourley, L. D. (2019). “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922. (Thesis). Old Dominion University. Retrieved from 9781687924568 ; https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/history_etds/26

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gourley, Lela Dawn. ““Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922.” 2019. Thesis, Old Dominion University. Accessed November 21, 2019. 9781687924568 ; https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/history_etds/26.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gourley, Lela Dawn. ““Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922.” 2019. Web. 21 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Gourley LD. “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922. [Internet] [Thesis]. Old Dominion University; 2019. [cited 2019 Nov 21]. Available from: 9781687924568 ; https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/history_etds/26.

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Council of Science Editors:

Gourley LD. “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922. [Thesis]. Old Dominion University; 2019. Available from: 9781687924568 ; https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/history_etds/26

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2. Torres Ospina, Sara. Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study .

Degree: 2013, University of Ottawa

“Why do immigrants and refugees need community health workers/lay health workers (CHWs) if Canada already has a universal health care system?” Abundant evidence demonstrates that despite the universality of our health care system marginalized populations, including immigrants and refugees, experience barriers to accessing the health system. Evidence on the role of CHWs facilitating access is both lacking and urgently needed. This dissertation contributes to this evidence by providing a thick description and thorough analytical exploration of a CHW model, in Edmonton, Canada. Specifically, I examine the activities of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative (MCHB Co-op) and its Multicultural Health Brokers from 1992 to 2011 as well as the relationship they have with Alberta Health Services (AHS) Edmonton Zone Public Health. The research for this study is based on an instrumental and embedded qualitative case study design. The case is the MCHB Co-op, an independently-run multicultural health worker co-operative, which contracts with health and social services providers in Edmonton to offer linguistically- and culturally-appropriate services to marginalized immigrant and refugee women and their families. The two embedded mini-cases are two programs of the MCHB Co-op: Perinatal Outreach and Health for Two, which are the raison d’être for a sustained partnership between the MCHB Co-op and AHS. The phenomenon under study is the Multicultural Health Brokers’ practice. I triangulate multiple methods (research strategies and data sources), including 46 days of participant and direct observation, 44 in-depth interviews (with Multicultural Health Brokers, mentors, women using the programs, health professionals and outsiders who knew of the work of the MCHB Co-op and Multicultural Health Brokers), and document review and analysis of policy documents, yearly reports, training manuals, educational materials as well as quantitative analysis of the Health Brokers’ 3,442 client caseload database. In addition, data include my field notes of both descriptive and analytical reflections taken throughout the onsite research. I also triangulate various theoretical frameworks to explore how historically specific social structures, economic relationships, and ideological assumptions serve to create and reinforce the conditions that give rise to the need for CHWs, and the factors that aid or hinder their ability to facilitate marginalized populations’ access to health and social services. Findings reveal that Multicultural Health Brokers facilitate access to health and social services as well as foster community capacity building in order to address settlement, adaptation, and integration of immigrant and refugee women and their families into Canadian society. Findings also demonstrate that the Multicultural Health Broker model is an example of collaboration between community-based organizations and local systems in targeting health equity for marginalized populations; in particular, in perinatal health and violence against women. A…

Subjects/Keywords: Canada; Case Study; Inequity; Immigrants; Refugees; Community Capacity Building; Alberta Health Services; Multicultural Health Brokers; Health Human Resources Workforce; Health Brokers; Lay Health Promoters; Lay Health Workers; Authoritative Knowledge; Experiential Knowledge; Feminist; Families; Qualitative Research; Child Welfare; Cultural Brokering; Community Health Workers; Models; Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative; Co-operatives; Women; Women's Urban Citizenship; Empowerment; Embedded Case Study Research; Social Determinants of Health; Social Change; Social Work; Urban Citizenship; Universal Programs; Unregulated Health Care Workers; Theory; Typology; Perinatal Health; Racialized; Gender; Race; Class; Discrimination; Diversity; Health Worker Co-operatives; Policy Makers; Urban Citizenship; Universal Programs; Access to Health Services; Equity; Access to Social Services; Cultural Competence; Racism; Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program; Public Health; Primary Care; Health Promotion; Violence Prevention; Immigrant Health Care Workers; Immigrant Community Health Workers

…The social location of health brokers within Canada’s health human resources workforce… …52 Universality and workforce size… …58 A global view of CHWs as health human resources workforce… …61 Characteristics of Canada’s CHW workforce… …70 Ethnocultural and immigrant Co-operatives… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Torres Ospina, S. (2013). Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study . (Thesis). University of Ottawa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23753

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Torres Ospina, Sara. “Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study .” 2013. Thesis, University of Ottawa. Accessed November 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23753.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Torres Ospina, Sara. “Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study .” 2013. Web. 21 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Torres Ospina S. Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Ottawa; 2013. [cited 2019 Nov 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23753.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Torres Ospina S. Uncovering the Role of Community Health Worker/Lay Health Worker Programs in Addressing Health Equity for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada: An Instrumental and Embedded Qualitative Case Study . [Thesis]. University of Ottawa; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23753

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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