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Negotiating Identities in Nordic Migrant Narratives

Crossing Borders and Telling Lives

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings new perspectives to the investigation of identity construction in migrant narratives

  • Complements existing studies by taking a profoundly interdisciplinary approach

  • Analyses spoken, written and material narratives

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About this book

This edited volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to the question of how identities are negotiated and a sense of belonging established in a world of increasing migration and diversity. Transcending field-specific approaches and differences in foci, the authors investigate how identity is constructed and mediated in face-to-face interactions (in real time and fictional writing), how writers use narratives to express their reorientation and their identity negotiation in a new homeland, and how material objects convey layered meaning to identity and belonging. This engagement with spoken, written and material mediation of identity resonates with recent sociolinguistic investigations on how language is connected to and intersects with embodiment, materiality and time. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of globalisation and migration studies, sociolinguistics and narrative analysis, anthropology and cultural studies.

Pia Lane is Professor of Multilingualism at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway, and her research interests include narrative analysis, language policy, language shift and language revitalisation. She edited Standardizing Minority Languages (with Costa and De Korne) and is co-editor-in-chief of Linguistic Minorities in Europe.

Bjørghild Kjelsvik is Associate Professor of Norwegian Language at the Department of Teacher Education, NLA University College, Oslo, Norway. She holds a PhD in Linguistics. Her research interests include discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology and narrative analysis. She has published research on asylum interviews as oral narratives.

Annika Bøstein Myhr is Associate Professor of Norwegian Literature at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Myhr holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and has published extensively on Russian and Scandinavian literature. She is the editor of Twist (2021), and co-editor of Sårbarhet og litteratur [‘Vulnerability and literature’] (2021, with Dancus and Linhart).


Keywords

  • narrative analysis
  • Northern Europe
  • identity
  • migration studies
  • diversity
  • integration
  • multiculturalism
  • embodiment
  • materiality
  • time
  • Literature and Cultural Studies

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Pia Lane

  • Department of Teacher Education, NLA University College, Oslo, Norway

    Bjørghild Kjelsvik

  • Department of Languages and Literature Studies, University of South-Eastern Norway, Kongsberg, Norway

    Annika Bøstein Myhr

About the editors

Pia Lane is Professor of Multilingualism at the Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing), University of Oslo, Norway, and her research interests include narrative analysis, language policy, language shift and language revitalisation. She edited Standardizing Minority Languages (with Costa and De Korne) and is co-editor-in-chief of Linguistic Minorities in Europe.

Bjørghild Kjelsvik is Associate Professor of Norwegian Language at the Department of Teacher Education, NLA University College, Oslo, Norway. She holds a PhD in Linguistics. Her research interests include discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology and narrative analysis. She has published research on asylum interviews as oral narratives.

Annika Bøstein Myhr is Associate Professor of Norwegian Literature at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Myhr holds a PhD in Comparative Literature and has published extensively on Russian and Scandinavian literature. She is the editor of Twist (2021), and co-editor of Sårbarhet og litteratur [‘Vulnerability and literature’] (2021, with Dancus and Linhart).



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Negotiating Identities in Nordic Migrant Narratives

  • Book Subtitle: Crossing Borders and Telling Lives

  • Editors: Pia Lane, Bjørghild Kjelsvik, Annika Bøstein Myhr

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89109-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-89108-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-89109-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 236

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sociolinguistics, Sociology of Migration, Globalization, Sociocultural Anthropology, Comparative Literature

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-89109-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)