Drawing on visions of the future of young women in poverty: Art as a feminist research method

Michal Magos, Ephrat Huss

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The statistics in the US on single impoverished women’s employment show that firstly, over eighty percent of those living in poverty are women and only a third of these find adequately paid and protected jobs by their late twenties. Lack of real chance to ‘self-actualise’ through employment as compared to middle-class women raises the question of if and how impoverished young women do define success, or future dreams, or self-actualisation for themselves This chapter provides a better understanding of the women’s own definitions and visions of self-fulfilment, as a base for creating contextualised visions of success that are not fantasies that perpetuate their sense of failure, but rather expressions of success or self-fulfilment as defined from within a specific social context - and as a way to change that context. The interviewee asked them to first draw and then to explain their goals and visions of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts Therapies and Gender Issues
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Research
EditorsSusan Hogan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351121958
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


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