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Telling diaspora stories: theoretical and methodological reflections on narratives of migrancy and belongingness in the second generation
Telling diaspora stories: theoretical and methodological reflections on narratives of migrancy and belongingness in the second generation

Author(s): Anastasia Christou
Subject(s): Sociology, Methodology and research technology, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: migration; narratives of migrancy and belongingness; methodology; narrative research;
Summary/Abstract: This article explores the theoretical and methodological implications of the study of second generation migration through the use of life stories, a narrative and biographical approach. It presents a theoretical contextualisation of life history research in addressing the direction it has taken in the study of migration and identity in order to problematise how the subject and subjectivities in narrative research have been framed by social categorisations such as gender, ethnicity, class as well as social experiences such as trauma, exile, memory and imagination. The paper develops the analytical contribution of researching the biographicity of everyday migrant lives.

  • Page Range: 149-159
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English