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dc.contributor.authorSabaté Dalmau, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-12T13:13:20Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T13:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-12
dc.identifier.issn1387-6740
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/67714
dc.description.abstractFrom an interpretive, post-structuralist perspective, this paper analyzes the discursive constructions of fluid migrant identities through the lens of narrative practice. I describe the presentations of the Self /the Other which get inscribed in a series of truncated stories mobilized by three unsheltered Ghanaians who lived on a bench in a Catalan town. I explore their self-attributed /other-ascribed social categories and argue that these multifaceted identity acts are a lens into how heterogeneous migrant networks apprehend social exclusion in their host societies. I show that a narrative approach to the interactional processes of migrant identity construction may be revealing of these populations' social structuration practices, which are 'internally' regulated in off-the-radar economies of meaning. I problematize hegemonic conceptions that present migrants as agency-less, decapitalized storied Selves, and suggest that stagnated populations may also be active tellers who act upon companions and rivals, when fighting for transnational survival in contexts of precariousness.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.25.1.06sab
dc.relation.ispartofNarrative Inquiry, 2015, vol. 25, núm. 1, p. 91-112
dc.rights(c) John Benjamins Publishing, 2015
dc.subjectCatalonia
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectMigration
dc.subjectNarrative practice and social structuration
dc.titleMigrant identities in narrative practice: In-/out-group constructions of 'comrades' and 'rivals' in storytelling about transnational life
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2019-12-12T13:13:20Z
dc.identifier.idgrec023365
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1075/ni.25.1.06sab


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