Public libraries: A meeting place for immigrant women?

@inproceedings{Audunson2011PublicLA,
  title={Public libraries: A meeting place for immigrant women?},
  author={Ragnar Andreas Audunson and Sophie Essmat and Svanhild Aab{\o}},
  year={2011}
}
The potential role of the public library in the lives of immigrant women is elicited by in-depth interviews with nine female immigrants to Norway from Iran, Afghanistan, and Kurdistan. The research utilizes social capital theory, the concepts of communities of practice and legitimate peripheral participation, as well as the concepts of high intensive versus low intensive meeting places. The results indicate that the library plays different roles in the different stages in the respondents… CONTINUE READING

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