Negotiating Identities in Nordic Migrant Narratives: Crossing Borders and Telling Lives

Book edited by Pia Lane, Bjørghild Kjelsvik, and Annika Bøstein Myhr, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

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About this book

This edited volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the question of how identities are negotiated and a sense of belonging established in a world of increasing migration and diversity. Transcending field-specific approaches and differences in foci, the authors investigate how identity is constructed and mediated in face-to-face interactions (in real time and fictional writing), how writers use narratives to express their reorientation and their identity negotiation in a new homeland, and how material objects convey layered meaning to identity and belonging. This engagement with spoken, written and material mediation of identity resonates with recent sociolinguistic investigations on how language is connected to and intersects with embodiment, materiality and time. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of globalisation and migration studies, sociolinguistics and narrative analysis, anthropology and cultural studies.

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Published Jan. 24, 2022 5:14 PM - Last modified Oct. 19, 2022 1:17 PM