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dc.contributor.authorComfort, Venise
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the domestic and social lives of expatriate women in the Cook Islands and New Zealand, using in-depth interviews and a feminist analysis of their social role. The study centres on the career interruption experiences of contemporary expatriate women from a perspective that understands this decision within the context of power, gender, and marriage. In addition, the thesis focuses on gender-specific cross-cultural adaptation and transition concerns. In doing so, the study highlights the role of domestic social networks both as a form of resistance to and a reinforcement of gender-assigned domestic labour. The thesis also includes a historical analysis of colonial expatriate women in the South Pacific. Using a qualitative methodology, the research also investigates key aspects of expatriate women's experience including leisure, work, and the family.en_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectEmployee relocationen_US
dc.subjectWork and familyen_US
dc.subjectCross-cultural orientationen_US
dc.subjectExpatriate womenen_US
dc.subjectExpatriate wivesen_US
dc.subjectGender rolesen_US
dc.titleCultural adaptation and career interruption in expatriate women in the South Pacific : a case study : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US Universityen_US of Arts (M.A.)en_US

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