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Culture on display, identity on the move: Ethnographic explorations with resettled Karen

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Burgess, R, Culture on display, identity on the move: Ethnographic explorations with resettled Karen, The Australian Sociological Association, The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns (2015) [Other Exhibition]


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Abstract

For my ethnographic work with the Hobart Karen I created visual maps on which to locate refugee resettlement experiences and narrations of identity. As I explored these experiences with little shared language, visual recording and display became important. The coloured charts I developed, combined with story fragments and other visual modes (observation, photographs and objects) are thus able to ‘speak’ of lived experiences. This close focal length can offer a more detailed picture of ‘settlement success’ than those more narrow views presented in Australia’s neoliberal policy landscape.

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Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:Ethnography, Karen
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Race and Ethnic Relations
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Burgess, R (Miss Rebekah Brown)
ID Code:105446
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-04
Last Modified:2016-01-04
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