LINGUIST List 31.2164

Thu Jul 02 2020

Books: Discursive Navigation of Employable Identities in the Narratives of Former Refugees: Greenbank

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Date: 01-Jul-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Discursive Navigation of Employable Identities in the Narratives of Former Refugees: Greenbank
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Title: Discursive Navigation of Employable Identities in the Narratives
of Former Refugees
Series Title: Studies in Narrative 27
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/sin.27

Author: Emily Greenbank
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261175 Pages: 228 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261175 Pages: 228 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261175 Pages: 228 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205568 Pages: 228 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205568 Pages: 228 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205568 Pages: 228 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Incorporating both interview and workplace data, this book examines the discursive and social challenges that former refugees encounter as they navigate successes and failures in the New Zealand labour market. Over five chapters of microlevel discourse analysis – drawing on Bamberg & Georgakopoulou’s (2008) positioning, and interactional sociolinguistic literature – themes emerge of narrative, social and cultural capital (Bourdieu, 1986), linguistic agency, and wider capital-D Discourses (Gee, 1990) surrounding refugeehood. Of particular interest in this study is the inclusion of a longitudinal study of former refugees’ trajectories in the labour market, and the combination of both interview and authentic workplace interactional data, providing rich insight into the multiple and ongoing challenges new arrivals face in their negotiation of employability. This book will be of interest to those engaged in research around migration (particularly those focused on forced migration), employment, language and identity, and narrative identity.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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