Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Discourses and refugees’ social inclusion: Introduction to method and issues

Guilfoyle, Andrew Hancock, Peter

Social Justice Research Centre School of Psychology and Social Science, Edith Cowan University

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Abstract

Different frameworks guide our research. In this edition we are interested to see how the methodology of discourse analysis is useful for shaping policy in the context of refugees, and we have included work from a variety of researchers all of whom engage with discourses in the context of refugees. A sub-theme of this issue emanates from our collective experiences working in a broad range of disciplines, many of which have relied upon qualitative data collection and in turn the analysis of narrative. Narrative data and discourse analysis are two different, though interrelated, approaches that are commonly used in the social sciences, but often they are either confused or have little or no impact at the policy level. While this paper focuses on the issue of discourse analysis, other papers within the issue concentrate on the use of narrative in constructing meaning and recording the experiences of refugees in Western nations. It is important that readers are aware of both discourse analysis and narrative in terms of refugee studies.

Metadata

Journal Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry 
Volume 8 
Issue 2 
Issue date 2009 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 123-133
ISSN 1532-5555