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Isolation within the Black and/or Caribbean Community: Implications of Identity, Cultural Transference, and Belonging

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posted on 2024-02-12, 23:13 authored by Toni-Ann Honeywell

The goal of this study is to examine and highlight experiences of isolation among Black and/or Caribbean first-generation immigrants in the GTA. It seeks to explore how this community experiences isolation, and how they navigate culture, belonging, and identity. This is a qualitative research study that involved one-on-one interviews with three participants using semi-structured interviews. The study used a narrative methodology. This methodology enabled the exploration of the participants’ experiences through stories, and their lived experiences. Critical Race Theory and Anti-Colonialism Theory were used to analyze literature and findings. These frameworks will highlight the implications of race, and its influence in the experiences of people from the Black and/or Caribbean community. This study hopes to offer a unique perspective on the importance of community and culture in dealing with racism, and settlement within Canada.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Social Work

Program

  • Social Work

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Dr. Gordon Pon

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