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Ghose, S. (2023). “How Do we Survive the Memory of So Much Waiting?”: Reconfiguring Empathy in Dina Nayeri’s The Ungrateful Refugee. In: Classon Frangos, Mike; Ghose, Sheila (Ed.), Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge (pp. 25-43). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“How Do we Survive the Memory of So Much Waiting?”: Reconfiguring Empathy in Dina Nayeri’s The Ungrateful Refugee
2023 (English)In: Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge / [ed] Classon Frangos, Mike; Ghose, Sheila, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, p. 25-43Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores Dina Nayeri’s use of life writing in The Ungrateful Refugee (2019) to represent refugees as political, as opposed to humanitarian, subjects. The camp is a leading trope in her narrative of flight and refuge, used to explore literature as a means for problematizing the damaging, hegemonically determined connection between citizenship and gratitude. In recounting her trajectory from child refugee to successful author, she places special emphasis on her time spent in the refugee camp Barba. The camp was a space of despair and interminable waiting, but also one of intimacy and gossip; when reflecting on her former campmates, she understands them as subjects who tried to shape their own stories, however painfully. This view clashes with the humanitarian paradigm that casts refugees as passive victims and demands gratitude, a prerequisite for empathy and aid. In rejecting this paradigm, she tells her life’s story as one of a collective, weaving it in with her fellow refugees’; the community of the camp enabled her to become a storyteller. She undermines the Bildung plot of individual success, and thereby points to modes of narrating refugee subjectivity that do not rely on eliciting the kind of empathy that functions instrumentally to uphold global inequalities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51975 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-09257-2_2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85172157410 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-09256-5 (ISBN)978-3-031-09257-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-07-12 Created: 2023-07-12 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Classon Frangos, M. & Ghose, S. (Eds.). (2023). Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge [Elektronisk resurs]. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge [Elektronisk resurs]
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This volume brings together research on the forms, genres, media and histories of refugee migration. Chapters come from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches, including literature, film studies, performance studies and postcolonial studies. The goal is to bring together chapters that use the perspectives of the arts and humanities to study representations of refugee migration. The chapters of the anthology are organized around specific forms and genres: life-writing and memoir, the graphic novel, theater and music, film and documentary, coming-of-age stories, street literature, and the literary novel. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023. p. 250
National Category
Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51983 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-09257-2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85172116433 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-09256-5 (ISBN)978-3-031-09257-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-07-12 Created: 2023-07-12 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Classon Frangos, M. & Ghose, S. (2023). Why Refugee Genres?: Refugee Representation and Cultural Form. In: Mike Classon Frangos, Sheila Ghose (Ed.), Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge (pp. 1-21). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why Refugee Genres?: Refugee Representation and Cultural Form
2023 (English)In: Refugee Genres: Essays on the Culture of Flight and Refuge / [ed] Mike Classon Frangos, Sheila Ghose, Springer, 2023, p. 1-21Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

How do particular genres and forms, with their distinct conventions and histories, shape representations of refugee experience? How do representations of refugeedom transform the conventions of genres such as memoir, theatre, comics, song, the essay, poetry or the novel? In this chapter, we outline a humanities approach to refugee studies with reference to significant contributions in the field. Then, we introduce the genres and forms covered in this collection and the relevance of these forms for claiming human rights: the memoir, the graphic novel, poetry, theatre, song, documentary film, media art, the Bildungsroman and the literary novel. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52462 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-09257-2_13 (DOI)2-s2.0-85172156140 (Scopus ID)9783031092565 (ISBN)9783031092572 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-10-11 Created: 2023-10-11 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved
Gerhardt, K., Wolrath Söderberg, M., Lindblad, I., Diderichsen, Ö., Gullström, M., Dahlin, M., . . . Gradén, M. (2022). Nog nu, politiker – ta klimatkrisen på allvar. Aftonbladet (2022-08-25)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nog nu, politiker – ta klimatkrisen på allvar
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2022 (Swedish)In: Aftonbladet, no 2022-08-25Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aftonbladet Hierta, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49755 (URN)
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Debattartikel från 1944 svenska forskare och anställda i forskarvärlden.

Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2023-10-06Bibliographically approved
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