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Raconter son histoire comme personne : les migrants et leurs récits

Abstract : Telling One’s Own Story as a Person: the Migrants and their Stories This article is based on a thesis and a fieldwork inquiry about the different ways illegal migrants are being supported. In general, migrants are be told "like no one else", especially when they are seeking asylum and that they will have to prove their victimhood andsome related forms of violence they could have experienced. We defend in this article that the narrative identity is thus affected put to the test by an external injunction which requests to put its life story into both a narrative and a standardized format; injunction to which the supports satisfy to comply with what is expected. We argue that the narrativity of migrants looking for a legal statuteis as such confiscated. It would be rather by the use of falsehood that some migrants could regain their “ipseity” and could thus exist as a singular individual.
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Nicolas Chambon. Raconter son histoire comme personne : les migrants et leurs récits. Le sujet dans la Cité - Revue internationale de recherche biographique, L'Harmattan 2018, N°9 (2), pp.63. ⟨10.3917/lsdlc.009.0063⟩. ⟨halshs-02456142⟩



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