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Indra - Chapter 14

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This chapter explores the challenges to masculine identity experienced by a selected group of Ethiopian and Eritrean men in the United States and Sweden by virtue of being refugees.1 Their varied and situational responses provide a view of efforts to reconstruct a coherent identity as men, an identity that may provide positive meaning and dignity within a harsh reality of usually forced choices. As such, this chapter is a point of departure for understanding the gendered nature of these men's particular experience, of the refugee experience itself, and of the multiple layers and sites of relationships that shape the social reconstruction of masculine identity of these persons as men and as refugees. Longitudinal data highlight the long-term significance to these men of resisting perceived subordination and loss of respect, of exerting control, and of having experiences of power and choice when faced with the often confusing and risk-filled situations inherent in developing a sense of belonging in a new sociocultural context. Introduction This chapter explores the challenges to masculine identity experienced by a selected group of Ethiopian and Eritrean men in the United States and Sweden by virtue of being refugees.1 Their varied and situational responses provide a
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