Accepted paper:

Narratives of self and other in migration trajectories


Paul Clough (University of Malta)

Paper abstract:

This paper probes the sense of Self and Other among African irregular immigrants on the island republic of Malta. Using a case study method, it pays particular attention to the moral dimension in their narratives of personal self and Maltese other. It seeks to compare these narratives in terms of the trajectories of work experienced or initiated by African immigrants. Thus, it compares different narratives by reference to economic contexts. Its purpose is to determine whether or not it is possible to analyse a self-conscious, morally conscious will at work beneath changeable and variable identities among African immigrants on Malta.

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