An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complexity: Migratory Decisions of Iranians in Vienna

  • Julia Czarnowski Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Katrin Fliegenschnee Austrian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: migration, Iranians, Vienna, decision making, interview analysis, sociology, anthropology, Austria


Iranians have come to Austria for a multitude of stated reasons. Within this paper the two authors follow their Iranian migrant interviewees' reasoning with two very different styles of analysis, each steaming from a particular scientific background. While Sociologist FLIEGENSCHNEE emphasizes schematic groupings with reference to push and pull factors, for Cultural Anthropologist CZARNOWSKI the interwovenness/interaction of these factors is more important. Together both develop a specific methodology of how to approach interview analysis with regard to migratory decision-making. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs090396


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Author Biography

Julia Czarnowski, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Julia CZARNOWSKI graduated in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna in 2002 and received her Ph.D in 2008. She has worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Iranian Studies (Austrian Academy of Sciences) since 2005. Her major research interests are migration and identity. She is currently working on a research project focusing on the discursive identity formation of persons of Iranian heritage and descent in Vienna.
How to Cite
Czarnowski, J., & Fliegenschnee, K. (2009). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complexity: Migratory Decisions of Iranians in Vienna. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(3).
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