26 / 2007
Mirjam Milharčič-Hladnik

The auto/biographical of the narrative: methodological and theoretical approaches in the researching of the migration experiences


The text shows how the auto/biographical methods developed in the sociological research and how widespread they have become in gender and migration studies. The applicability of these methods and approaches is described through migration studies, which are focused on women migrants, their experiences and identities. Identity is defined as a construction within the discursive practices, especially dynamic and changing in the migrancy contexts. The text describes a direct link between subjectivity in gender studies and the notion of migrancy on the field of culture as a scene of the identity clashes.

KEY WORDS: auto/biography, narrative, identity, migration experience, migrancy

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