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Using Phenomenology to Understand Experiences of Racism for Second-Generation South Asian Women.

@article{Beharry2008UsingPT,
  title={Using Phenomenology to Understand Experiences of Racism for Second-Generation South Asian Women.},
  author={Pauline Beharry and Sharon Diane Crozier},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={42},
  pages={262-277}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to describe the lived experiences of racism for second-generation Canadian women of South Asian descent and how this affected their identity. Six adult co-researchers shared their experiences of what occurred when faced with racism. A phenomenological approach was employed, out of which five categories emerged. Findings indicated that the acculturative process in negotiating experiences of racism resulted in these women having a multifaceted, complex… 

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