Older International Migrant Women’s Reflexive Engagement with Religion

By Sharon Wray and Michelle Bartholomew.

Published by The International Journal of Aging and Society

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This article considers older international migrant women’s reflexive engagement with religion. The article is based on a sub-sample of data from an ESRC research study that set out to explore the ethnically diverse experiences of older women. In this article we argue older migrant women’s relationship with religion is a reflexive dynamic process influenced by social identities of age, ethnicity, and migrant. Moreover, we argue that religion is multidimensional and its reflexive incorporation into older women’s lives is influenced by ongoing and previous life events.

Keywords: Religion, Migrant, Older Women, Ethnicity

The International Journal of Aging and Society, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2016, pp.35-49. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 23, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 653.402KB)).

Dr. Sharon Wray

Reader, Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK

Dr. Michelle Bartholomew

Senior Lecturer, School of Human and Health Sciences,, Division of Health and Well-being, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK