But What Is Interesting Is the Story of Why and How Migration Happened

Carla De Tona


Qualitative methodologies in migration studies are bringing new emphasis on the old question of the role and positionality of the researcher. The researcher with an experience of migration and as a member of a minority community is positioned in a qualitative research process in a particularly interesting and revealing way. We ask Ronit LENTIN and Hassan BOUSETTA to consider the implications of such a positionality. The questions raised are focusing on their experiences as migrant/minority researchers, with particular emphasis placed on gender and on the potential of a reflexive engagement with positionality to disrupt asymmetrical power relations in the field.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0603139


qualitative research; migrant/minority researcher; reflexivity; power relations in the field; gender; narratives

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-7.3.143

Copyright (c) 2006 Carla De Tona

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