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dc.contributor.authorSabaté Dalmau, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T11:43:06Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T11:43:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-18
dc.identifier.issn0165-2516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/67929
dc.description.abstractIn this article I explore the benefits of interplaying narrative and ethnography for conducting a context-grounded, sociolinguistic analysis of the representational and interactional functions of migrant storytelling events concerning dis/relocation. I focus on a series of narratives of socioeconomic and geographic im/mobility told by three Ghanaians who, unsheltered, lived on a bench of a Catalan urban town. These were gathered via 'go-along' narrative interviews and multi-site ethnography during six months of fieldwork. I show that the imbrications of a social-practice and social-action approach to narrative with network ethnography allow to: (1) investigate how representation and interaction in place-centered stories and storytelling acts reveal the narrators' positionings with respect to host-society dis/emplacement, in their alternative spaces of socialization; (2) capture what gets silenced in dis/orientation narratives, like discrepancies between stories told and lived concerning identity management across migrant groups; and (3) expose the researchers' impact on shaping the form and content of these stories by ingraining self-reflexivity activities into all analytical accounts. This offers an informant-integrative, critical view of how migrants enact transnational survival in contexts of precariousness and exclusion, which contributes to understanding how they place themselves with regard to their non-citizenship statuses, from a socially-sensitive, non-essentializing perspective.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0054
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2018, vol. 2018, núm. 250, p. 35-58
dc.rights(c) De Gruyter, 2018
dc.subjectNarrative in action
dc.subjectCritical ethnography
dc.titleExploring the interplay of narrative and ethnography: A critical sociolinguistic approach to migrant stories of dis/emplacement
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2020-02-04T11:43:13Z
dc.identifier.idgrec026646
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2017-0054


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