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Title: Migration Experiences and Narrative Identities: Viewing Alterity from Biographical Research
Authors: Lechner, Elsa 
Renault, Letícia 
Keywords: Biographical workshops; Biographical research; Migration experiences; Narrative identity
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2018
Publisher: Università degli studi di Cagliari
Project: PTDC/CS-ANT/111721/2009-FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER- 014442 
Serial title, monograph or event: Critical Hermeneutics
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Place of publication or event: Cagliari
Abstract: This paper addresses the ethical challenge of hosting the stranger that is implicit in the work of biographical research with migrant populations. It analyses the tasks faced by this dialogical and narrative research that is put forward both in social sciences and the Humanities. Drawing from ethnographic work conducted among different groups, the paper presents the method of biographical workshops, in which voluntary participants bring or produce testimonies about their experiences as migrants. Another goal of the paper is to analyse the radical alterity at play in the narratives of migrants and refugees. Hospitality is here understood as an ethical and civic skill that human beings can develop as a response to the hostility characterizing the general tendency of migration policies for exclusion and surveillance. The Ricoeurian concept of narrative identity is used to examine the plasticity of alterity in the methodological context of biographical research among migrants and refugees.
ISSN: 2533-1825
DOI: 10.13125/CH/3436
Rights: openAccess
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