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dc.contributor.supervisor Williams, Carol
dc.contributor.author Asaana, Prosper
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-28T19:13:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-28T19:13:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3751
dc.description.abstract This thesis seeks understanding of how gender, as a system of power, facilitates, constraints, determines, and impacts not only women’s migration but more significantly, women’s access to health services post-migration in contemporary Ghana. Drawing on the stories of women head porters, via the application of the principles of feminist standpoint theory, I explore women porters’ experiences as deeply embedded in social and power struggles that women did not create, but yet find binding on their lives. Women porters discuss financial struggles, negative encounters with health staff, and the hurdles of dealing with the power that men exert over their decisions and actions as barriers that limit their access and utilization of health services. They also speak of strategies they adopt to challenge the barriers. The findings of this study indicate that the broader social struggles that disempower women persist in contemporary Ghana. Practical, sustainable suggestions for change are offered. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Kumasi en_US
dc.subject Internal Migration en_US
dc.subject Health Seeking Behaviour en_US
dc.subject Head Porters en_US
dc.subject Kayaye en_US
dc.title Migration and migrant health care practices : the perspectives of women head porters in Kumasi, Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Women and Gender Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0331 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0453 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0534 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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