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Writing the ethnographic story: Constructing narrative out of narratives

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dc.contributor.author Bonisch-Brednich, Brigitte
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-27T20:13:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2018
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:39:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20318
dc.description.abstract My first childhood memories circle around listening to stories, being intensely interested in people and their storytelling. Having grown up in a German-Silesian refugee family network meant that storytelling was part of the daily life, especially weekends. The old Heimat, now in Poland, behind the iron curtain, was constantly invoked when members of our Silesian family would visit each other for Sunday afternoon coffee and cake sessions. I used to sit on a footstool listening to stories about the town we all came from, stories about the war, grief, hunger, angst, violence. But also just stories about the family, the ones who died, where relatives and friends had ended up after the war, how difficult and humiliating it was to be the unwelcome stranger in the West German town in which I was born. I like stories, I am used to listening and, as a child, I grew into a listener who sat at the margins; a position I am still comfortable with and hence I have a certain feeling of unease with conventional interview situations. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Ethnography en_NZ
dc.subject Narrative en_NZ
dc.subject Narrative analysis en_NZ
dc.title Writing the ethnographic story: Constructing narrative out of narratives en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Social and Cultural Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution - Professional and Other en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 470299 Cultural studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder Brigitte Bonisch-Brednich en_NZ

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