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Power and politics in migration narrative methodology: Research with young Congolese migrants in Uganda



    () (Department of International Studies, Glendon College, York University, Canada.)


This paper explores the power dynamics inherent in qualitative research in-volving migration narratives. Drawing on the author’s experiences collecting life histories and constructing narratives of Congolese young people in Uganda, this article addresses the ethical and methodological issues of rep-resentivity, ownership, anonymity and confidentiality. It also explores the im-portance of investment in relationships in migration narrative research, but also the difficulties that arise when professional and personal boundaries be-come blurred.

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  • Christina Clark-Kazak, 2009. "Power and politics in migration narrative methodology: Research with young Congolese migrants in Uganda," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 6(2), pages 131-141, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:131-141

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    1. John Connell, 2000. "Migration and remittances in island microstates: a comparative perspective on the South Pacific and the Caribbean," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(1), pages 52-78, March.
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    life story; narrative; methodology; migration; ethics;


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