‘That’s what they say in our language: one onion, all smell’: the impact of racism on the resettlement experiences of South Sudanese women in Australia

Rose Burford-Rice, Martha Augoustinos, Clemence Due

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Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of negative media and political depictions of the South Sudanese community on the psychological health and well-being of women from the South Sudanese community in South Australia. Interviews revealed enduring experiences of racism and discrimination that had damaging effects on participants’ sense of identity, mental health, and hope for the future. Given the focus of media attention on South Sudanese youth, participants expressed considerable anxiety about their children and future generations. The ethical implications and moral obligations as well as the importance of participatory research methods when working with vulnerable populations are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-109
Number of pages15
JournalLanguage and Intercultural Communication
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community-based participatory research
  • media
  • racism
  • refugee
  • South Sudanese
  • women

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