This thesis aims to represent the experiences of individuals from this group within the broader contexts of refugee resettlement. A fundamental aspect of these experiences is the ambiguous and often contradictory belonging described. Using narratives through which these individuals make sense of their resettlement experiences, agency is an important consideration in experiences of belonging and, therefore, I argue that the role of agency to belonging should be more widely recognised.


Creator | Kaihanga
Ryan O’Byrne
Year of Creation | Tau
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Keywords | Kupu
outh Sudan, refugees, agency, belonging
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

O’Byrne, Ryan (2012) “So we thought not to lose our background completely”: Agency and belonging among South Sudanese Acholi in New Zealand. Masters Thesis, Department of Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington.

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