‘We Are Strangers Among Our Own People’: Displaced Armenian Women

  • Shushanik Ghazaryan


This chapter examines the impact of displacement on Armenian women forced to flee Azerbaijan and resettle in Armenia in the wake of interethnic violence in the 1990s. The discussion is based on 40 in-depth interviews with women who relocated from Baku and still live in temporary dormitories in Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan. This chapter explores the barriers to their integration into Armenian society, including language difficulties and broader social differences that set these immigrants apart from the host society in terms of appearances and dress style but also their practical problems in gaining employment.


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  • Shushanik Ghazaryan
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  1. 1.Institute of Archaeology and EthnographyNational Academy of SciencesYerevanArmenia

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