Hazara stories of transition from flight to success: Reflecting on embodied interviewing practice in two interviews with post-settlement refugee Australian Hazaras

Mackenzie, L 2016, 'Hazara stories of transition from flight to success: Reflecting on embodied interviewing practice in two interviews with post-settlement refugee Australian Hazaras', in Mark Chou (ed.) Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA 2016), Fitztroy, Australia, 28 November - 1 December 2016, pp. 226-232.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Hazara stories of transition from flight to success: Reflecting on embodied interviewing practice in two interviews with post-settlement refugee Australian Hazaras
Author(s) Mackenzie, L
Year 2016
Conference name TASA 2016: Cities and Successful Societies
Conference location Fitztroy, Australia
Conference dates 28 November - 1 December 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA 2016)
Editor(s) Mark Chou
Publisher The Australian Sociological Association
Place of publication Hawthorn, Australia
Start page 226
End page 232
Total pages 7
Abstract This paper describes an interview I conducted in late 2015 with two Australian Hazara post- settlement refugees living in Dandenong. The paper explores themes of the stories they tell, from the trauma of their journeys to Australia to locating themselves as successful migrants in Dandenong. The paper also explores the embodied context of the interview itself, looking at the ways in which identities were constructed in the physical sphere of the interview, through objects, dress, behaviour and gestures. This attention to embodiment provides a reminder of the immediacy of the stories being told, which attempts to remove the fallacy of the invisible, omnipotent interviewer.
Subjects Migrant Cultural Studies
Social and Cultural Geography
Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Hazaras
Dandenong
Refugees
Post-settlement refugees
Transition
Belonging
Embodiment
Oral history
Narrative
Narrative interviewing
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