Making Meaning of Belonging

By Kathy Hogarth.

Published by The International Journal of Diverse Identities

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Published online: March 11, 2016 $US5.00

The need to belong has been identified as a basic human need. Accepting this as a given raises several challenges for migrant peoples as the experience of migration often brings with it disruptions in sense of belonging to place and community. The implicit knowing that one belongs is contested in the context of transnational movements. This paper explores how racialized immigrant women make sense of belonging in Canada within the context of immigration and race. Immigration and race are used as the lens through which belonging is filtered because immigration is understood to disrupt belonging.

Keywords: Belonging, Immigrants, Racialized

International Journal of Diverse Identities, Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.1-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 11, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 865.470KB)).

Dr. Kathy Hogarth

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Renison University College at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada