In the context of global performativity, the refugee story is a command performance to bureaucrats that travels across boundaries to other cultural events, including participatory research. The embodied dynamics of co-constituting performance trouble the narrative interview as a site of storytelling. I examine three moments in which the phrase “if you ask” marks the politics of inviting and empathizing with personal narrative.
Research Article| December 01 2014
“If You Ask”: Troubling Narrative Interviews
Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2014) 3 (4): 442–456.
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Kristin M. Langellier; “If You Ask”: Troubling Narrative Interviews. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2014; 3 (4): 442–456. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2014.3.4.442
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