Beyond Trauma, What Kept them Going? An Analysis of the Lives and Narratives of Five Syrian Women in Lebanon

Using interpretive phenomenological analysis, this paper analyzes the narratives of five women who fled from Syria to Lebanon, with the objective of understanding how they continue to lead their lives beyond trauma. Results showed that these women’s ability to create meaning of their traumatic exper...

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Published in:Middle East - Topics & Arguments (Band 11)
Main Authors: Barakat, Kholoud, Philippot, Pierre
Format: Journal Articles
Language:English
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2018
Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS)
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Online Access:meta-journal.net
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Summary:Using interpretive phenomenological analysis, this paper analyzes the narratives of five women who fled from Syria to Lebanon, with the objective of understanding how they continue to lead their lives beyond trauma. Results showed that these women’s ability to create meaning of their traumatic experiences and link it to their current lives is a determining factor in understanding their ability to move on. Finding a reason to keep going, creating a way to cope with loss, and perceiving an evolving sense of agency were significant aspects of getting over the traumatic event or enduring pain. Finally, changes in gender roles were identified by all five women, but their evaluation of these changes differed.
ISSN:2196-629X
DOI:https://doi.org/10.17192/meta.2018.11.7802