Amplifying their voices: writing about migrants' biographies

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When migrants appear in academic works concerning power, poverty, or exclusion, interviewees are often presented as marginalised, disadvantaged, voiceless, or faceless people in the lowest socio-economic strata. They are often conceptualised as subaltern and their subalternity is at the core of the research surrounding them. In our academic activities of data collection and delineation, we study their ‘lived experiences’ in order to extract elements out of these experiences to verify, modify, or create abstract theories transcending what they live through.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInternational Institute for Asian Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023

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