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ERIC Number: EJ800208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Construction of Ethnic Identity of Balkan Muslim Immigrants: A Narrativization of Personal Experiences
Miskovic, Maya
Qualitative Report, v12 n3 p514-546 Sep 2007
This paper explores the construction of ethnic identity in the first generation of Balkan Muslim immigrants now living in the Chicago metropolitan area, with the aim of showing the intricacy of global events (civil wars in the homeland and war on terror in the host society) and local contexts (meaning-making occurring during the interviews). In-depth interviews conducted with three men were treated as a series of narratives in order to emphasize the importance of personal meaning-making. With awareness that Muslim can denote various subjectivities, this paper proposes research that theorizes the constant shift of identities, the interplay between ascribed and performed ethnicity, as well as the role of societal and historical mediators that influence the agency of these identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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