Immigrant Persian-American Women and Violence Dissertation or Thesis by write123

Immigrant Persian-American Women and Violence
A research paper examining the experiences of Persian-American women who managed to successfully escape domestic violence.
# 105775 | 15,105 words | 50 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2008 in Ethnic Studies (Middle East) , Women Studies (Culture) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper presents a phenomenological study that evaluates life experiences of Persian-American women who live in the southern California area who were able to escape a domestic violence. It reveals their lifestyle, challenges and the journey they select to separate themselves from traditional social male dominated environments to adopt a more liberated lifestyle. Specifically, the paper explores and reveals the central phenomenon of successful stories of immigrant Persian-American women who experienced domestic violence and managed to escape the abusive environment.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Background of the Problem
Purpose Statement
Significance of the Study's Contribution
Nature of the Study
Research Questions
Conceptual Framework
Definition of Terms
Scope, Limitations and Delimitations
Scope of Study
Limitations of Study
Delimitations of Study
Chapter 2: Review of Related Literature
Chapter 3: Methodology
Description of the Study Approach
Sample Population
Chapter 4: Data Analysis
Chapter 5: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"This original and influential women's movement against the Islamization policies of the new regime began with various anti-veil protests and evolved into sit-ins and work stoppages in ministries, hospitals, government agencies and girls' high-schools, resulting in the creation of dozens of women's associations and groups in public and private institutions and agencies and in every university (Moghissi, 2004). Under other circumstances, these initiatives could have provided the primary catalyst required to ensure the development of an effective democratic movement in defense of human rights, social justice and democracy, which were in fact the three stated goals of the 1979 Iranian revolution; however, in the political mood prevailing in post-revolutionary Iran, feminist demands for women's autonomy and the right to choice were deemed irrelevant to the overriding goals of introducing Islamization policies that would further disenfranchise and marginalize these female activists."

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