In Search of Opportunity: The Integration Experiences of Three Immigrant Turkmen Women in California

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title In Search of Opportunity: The Integration Experiences of Three Immigrant Turkmen Women in California
Author(s) Babaeva, Maya
Date 2011
English abstract
Although much previous literature has concentrated on the experiences of male migrants, recent research has begun to shed some light on the role of women in migration processes as well. This research paper explores the integration experiences of three immigrant Turkmen women in California. In addition, the role of networks in the facilitation of the integration process is considered. Within this ethnographic study, the following methods are used to obtain information: semi-structured interviews and participant observations. The concepts of human agency and structure are employed when analyzing the content. The findings illustrated that successful integration is dependent upon the following indicators: education, language proficiency, naturalization, labor market assimilation, and participation in the social sphere. Also, networks of these immigrant women act as facilitators of integration into host society. This particular topic was chosen due to a lack of research in the field of migration in the United States concerning the integration of immigrants, male or female, from Turkmenistan. This research could serve as a departure for a larger future project in the field of migration research.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 84
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Immigrant Turkmen women, integration of immigrant women, cultural integration, structural integration, human agency, structure
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13007 (link to this page)

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