Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 289–302

Making connections: Ethno-mimesis, migration and diaspora

Authors

    • Loughborough University, Epinall Way
Field Note

DOI: 10.1057/pcs.2009.5

Cite this article as:
O'Neill, M. Psychoanal Cult Soc (2009) 14: 289. doi:10.1057/pcs.2009.5

Abstract

This paper presents a 10-year trajectory of research in the United Kingdom exploring the asylum-migration nexus and processes of belonging using participatory and arts-based methodologies. The relational dynamics involved in exploring the space between ethnography and arts-based practice (ethno-mimesis) are viewed through the work of critical theorists Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin. These psychoanalytic critical theorists provide a framework for thinking through the relationship between art and society, participatory research and the politics of representation.

Keywords

asylum-migration nexusethno-mimesisrecognition; praxis

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© Palgrave Macmillan 2009