Ivy Serena Oliveira Szermeta
Master's – The process of integration in the host communitty: a study with venezuelan migrants
Advisor: Profª. Drª. Ana Carolina de Aguiar Rodrigues
Comission: Profs. Drs. Maria Sylvia Macchione Saes, João Carlos Jarochinski Silva and Francilene dos Santos Rodrigues
Class: 217, FEA-5
In the research agenda on integration of forced migrants, there is a predominance of studies seeking to understand the process through pre-established factors. This approach has been the focus of debate in the theoretical field that already points to the need for studies that cover more subjective aspects of the process. This research aims to fill these gaps. To this end, a two-phase study, conceptual and empirical, was developed. A conceptual phase was performed by collecting bibliographic material and proposing a theoretical framework for testing. An empirical stage focused on understanding the repercussion of facilitating and integrating factors along the integration trajectory, as well as the influence of context on this process. To this end, a qualitative study was conducted through narrative interviews in two cities, São Paulo and Boa Vista. In all, 30 participants were selected. The collected data were analyzed through three strategies: content analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis. The results were discussed in a theoretical model that systematized the factors according to the categories (mediators, stability and security factors, socialization and affection factors, individual factors and contextual elements).
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