Authored by: Matthew Gagne

Grant: Transforming Inner-city and Aboriginal Communities - 2007-2012
Category: Education, Training, and Capacity Building

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Focusing on inner-city Winnipeg – and using data from twelve semi-structured interviews conducted with Muslim newcomers who arrived in Winnipeg within the past five years – this paper will examine the role of the diaspora and community networks as a source of social and economic support via access to resources and a space where strategies of resistance to marginalization and exclusion and transformations emerge . In this research, I aim to answer the following general questions: what types of discrimination and marginalization do newcomers experience? How do participants in this study identify themselves? How do diaspora networks act as a source of support and resources? What resources do diasporas provide?

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