UBC Theses and Dissertations
Gendered mobility: one woman’s story Fowler, Robin Ramsay
The turnings, experiences and adaptations of one woman’s evolving life history show the degree to which mobility can be achieved and, when necessary, camouflaged in a variety of situations where the physical and ideological movement of women is severely constrained. As a thematic device, gendered mobility offers a useful lens through which gendered experience can be viewed. The experiences of a woman living in a conservative Muslim community in South Asia frame a vocation of mobility and mobilisation. The story reveals a situated and subjective perspective recorded through the methods of life history and participant observation. From an empowered sense of self, one woman identifies meaning and seeks to empower others through her vision and the processes of community development.
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