This report is a study of a women’s integration association in Copenhagen, focusing on what community means for health. The members of the association are Muslims, mainly of Arabic origin. Our problem formulation is as follows: How can associational life promote health among ethnic minority women? To uncover this issue, we have chosen to include Steen Wackerhausen’s concept of open health, Birte Bech-Jørgensen's concept of everyday life with special emphasis on analysis and Hannah Arendt as a supplement to the community perspective. Based on these three theorists, we have chosen to produce our empirical data on the basis of phenomenological method, specified participating observation. Our conclusion is that sense of security and recognizability created in a community is foundation for the management of changes in everyday life. This leads to maintenance or improvement of the health, since experience of chaos is avoided, when the challenges of everyday life are handled and make sense.
|Uddannelser||Sundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 jun. 2009|
- etniske minoritetskvinder
- deltagende observation
- kaffe og søde sager