1st Edition

Narrative Inquiry of Displacement Stories of Challenge, Change and Resilience

    214 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Narrative Inquiry of Displacement: Stories of Challenges, Change and Resilience describes a variety of displacement experiences in different cultures and contexts. The text uses narrative methodologies to share participant stories and explore the nature and effects of displacement.

    Each chapter examines and theorises the narrative approach used to show the link between the data collection and the story, illustrating research decisions and analysis in action. The book presents a range of displacement stories, including migration, immigration, social and political displacement. The chapters also provide stories of adoptions, diaspora communities and people affected by apartheid and the Holocaust.

    This volume is recommended for those working in qualitative inquiry and scholars of migration and refugee studies, providing immediate and theoretically nuanced accounts of displacement experiences globally.


    Chapter One: The story of the book and the chapters - Maggi Savin-Baden, UK

    Chapter Two: Navigating the terrain: A narrative inquiry typology - Lynn Butler-Kisber, Canada

    Part I: Stories of migration

    Chapter Three: Adoption - Maggi Savin-Baden, UK

    Chapter Four: Reflections of absence: Genetic displacement and reconception among donor-conceived persons in California - Martin Eggen Mogseth, Norway

    Chapter Five: Gypsy, Roma, Traveller displacement - Nicola Stobbs, UK

    Part II: Stories of immigration

    Chapter Six: International adoption and identity: Faith’s story - Mary Stewart, Canada

    Chapter Seven: Diaspora - Jaswinder K. Dhillon, UK

    Chapter Eight: A narrative inquiry of a home child: A generational story - Lynn Butler Kisber, Canada

    Part III: Stories of political/social displacement

    Chapter Nine: Doing displacement in and between Sudan and the United States: Navigating language, relationality and ideologies - Asma Abunaib and Kelly Clark/Keefe, USA

    Chapter Ten: Through the eyes of a Bo-Kaap womxn: A post-apartheid displacement narrative - Roshan Galvaan, RSA

    Chapter Eleven: Holocaust resistance and survival: Recasting the refugee experience - Alissa Sklar, Canada

    Chapter Twelve: Friend or foe? A narrative inquiry into the experiences of a Japanese internment survivor - Simmee Chung and Jinny Menon, Canada


    Chapter Thirteen: Conclusion: How stories of displacement and narrative inquiry touch - Kelly Clark/Keefe, USA


    Lynn Butler-Kisber is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at McGill where she teaches and conducts research in the areas of multiliteracies, qualitative research, leadership and professional development. She is the founding and current Editor of the LEARNing Landscapes journal and currently the Chair of Elliot Eisner Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.

    Kelly Clark/Keefe is an Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Vermont where she teaches courses in qualitative research and social foundations of education. Using mainly critical arts-based approaches, she conducts empirical and conceptual analyses of epistemic injustice and identity formation in contemporary schooling and higher education.

    Maggi Savin-Baden is a Professor of Higher Education Research at the University of Worcester, UK. She has a strong publication record of over 70 research publications and 22 books, which reflects her research interests on the impact of innovative learning, qualitative research methodologies, digital fluency, cyber-influence, pedagogical agents and problem-based learning.