Balancing within various discourses - the art of being old and living as a Sami woman
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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OriginalversjonAlex, L., Hammarström, A., Norberg, A. & Lundman, B. (2006) Balancing Within Various Discourses - The Art of Being Old and Living as a Sami Woman. Health Care for Women International, 27(10), s. 873-892. 10.1080/07399330600880509
The aim of this part of the Umeå 85+ Study was to explore how indigenous women narrate their lives and their experience of being old as Sami women. Interviews with 9 old Sami women were analyzed using grounded theory. The categories identified were “reindeer as the basis of life”, “longing for significant Sami values”, “feeling valued as a Sami woman”, and “changing for survival”; these evolved into the core category: “balancing within various discourses—the art of being old and living as a Sami woman”. Knowing how to balance provided the ability to make use of available opportunities.
Vitenskapelig artikkel. Del av Umea 85+ studien. Omhandler eldre samiske kvinners erfaringer.