Discourses of Memory and Refugees: Exploring Facets

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This book explores the discourse by and about refugees and asylum seekers in relation to memory with a particular focus on the United Kingdom. A series of studies using different analytical approaches is undertaken, and together the studies shed light on this overlooked area of research. The studies or ‘facets’ presented in the monograph cover a range of contexts and discursive genres: a joint BBC/refugee-authored television documentary, refugees’ oral histories, creative life writing by asylum seekers, parliamentarians’ debates, a reworking of canonical texts and sites in a protest campaign, and non-fiction testimonies and fictional works by later generations of refugee background. The monograph introduces ‘facet methodology’ to Memory Studies, arguing that this approach could encourage interdisciplinary research in the field.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Number of pages231
ISBN (Electronic)9783030343798
ISBN (Print)9783030343781
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Publication series

NameMemory Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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