Being a father in my new society: A phenomenological study of the migration journey of fathers of refugee backgrounds living in south-east Queensland, Australia
This thesis investigates the lived experience of 19 fathers from refugee backgrounds from 11 different countries settling in South-East Queensland. Through in-depth interviews and an interpretative phenomenological analysis, it describes their migration journey and the challenges and changes they faced while being a father in a new society. The analysis outlines the barriers to their social inclusion and the acculturation challenges faced as they revisit the meaning of fatherhood, experience the transition from manhood to fatherhood, and embrace their father involvement. Policy, practice and research avenues are proposed to better support their settlement in Australia.
SOURCE: Forget, Gilles (2017) Being a father in my new society: A phenomenological study of the migration journey of fathers of refugee backgrounds living in south-east Queensland, Australia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
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