Communicative practices and contexts of interaction in the refugee status determination process in France

Gibb, R. (2019) Communicative practices and contexts of interaction in the refugee status determination process in France. In: Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 155-174. ISBN 9783319947488 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94749-5_8)

Gibb, R. (2019) Communicative practices and contexts of interaction in the refugee status determination process in France. In: Gill, N. and Good, A. (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 155-174. ISBN 9783319947488 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94749-5_8)

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Abstract

This chapter draws on material from an anthropological study of the asylum process in France, conducted between 2007 and 2009, to explore the following questions: What can ethnographic research contribute to knowledge and understanding of the kinds of communication that take place at successive stages of the refugee status determination process in France? What light can it throw, more specifically, on the relationship between forms of communicative practice and the different contexts or spaces in which interaction between those involved occurs? Finally, what are some of the difficulties associated with adopting an ethnographic approach to investigate asylum processes and how can researchers attempt to address these?

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibb, Dr Robert
Authors: Gibb, R.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783319947488
Published Online:05 December 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Author
First Published:First published in Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives: 155-174
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
430061The conversion of asylum applicants' narratives into legal discourses in the UK and France - a comparative study of problems of cultural translationRobert GibbArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/E50874X/1SPS - SOCIOLOGY