Disentangling Memories. Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories: Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferenceabstrakt i proceedingsForskningpeer review

Resumé

This presentation analyses the complex workings of social categories in constructions of (be)longing in memories of young university students in Bolivia and Peru. In a methodology course the participants explored how socio economic and socio cultural differences had affected the lives of the participants and how meaning making connected to social categories express themselves in language.
Two different methodological approaches were in play; Memory Work (Haug 1987, 1992, Haug et al 1994, Hee Pedersen 2008, Hyle et. al 2008, Wiederberg 2011) and Collective Biographies (Davies 2000a, 2000b, Davies & Gannon 2006).
Memory-work is a collaborative methodology which has a lot to offer when it comes to understanding the processes through which we make sense of the social and constructed feelings of (be)longing. The method integrates an explicit wish for change of dominant social structures, while it at the same time collaboratively produces insights into how we as individuals participate in the productions of oppressive relations in relation to powerful social categories. The question, which propelled the two stories analysed was: Describe a situation where you for the first
time became aware of yourself belonging to a specific social or racial
group.
(Be)longing to a specific gendered and radicalised body constitutes in the analysis of these stories an excellent “location,” from which to analyse how socio/cultural and socio/economic categories like class, nationality and age intersect with one another and consequently widen and/or diminish possibilities for legitimate belonging to society (Anthias, 2005:17).
Each memory becomes an opportunity to collectively critically deconstruct naturalised processes of interpretation. It invites the participants to explore human dialogues, mediated by texts, as a way to produce insights and consciousness about the socio-cultural impact of sense making processes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelÖrecomm Festival 2013 Conference Proceedings : Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice
Antal sider1
Publikationsdato13 sep. 2013
StatusUdgivet - 13 sep. 2013
BegivenhedØrecomm Festival 2013: Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice - Roskilde, København, DK samt Malmø, SE, Danmark
Varighed: 13 sep. 201316 sep. 2013
http://orecomm.net/festival-2013/

Konference

KonferenceØrecomm Festival 2013
LandDanmark
ByRoskilde, København, DK samt Malmø, SE
Periode13/09/201316/09/2013
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • memory
  • methodology
  • narrative
  • belonging
  • social constructionism
  • dialogic theory

Citer dette

Pedersen, C. H., & Frølunde, L. (2013). Disentangling Memories. Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories: Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories. I Örecomm Festival 2013 Conference Proceedings: Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice
Pedersen, Chistina Hee ; Frølunde, Lisbeth. / Disentangling Memories. Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories : Complex (Be)longings and Social Categories. Örecomm Festival 2013 Conference Proceedings: Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice. 2013.
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