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“NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!” IDENTIFYING POSITIONALITIES AND BOUNDARY SHIFTING IN ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK

In the field of migration studies there has been significant debate around the advantages associated with sharing a national or ethnic belonging with research participants. This article joins the recent contributions of female migrant investigators who have opted for what I here refer to aspositional reflexivity, questioning the aprioristic conditions of insiderness or outsiderness and advocating for a constant revision of the positionalities and negotiations of power that come into play in the field. I describe the considerations generated by the implementation of this approach in a qualitative study I carried out in the Italian region of Veneto, in which I examined the complex and shifting boundaries that were explicitly mentioned during my encounters with key informants in institutional and associational environments, as well asduring interviews with first and second-generation Argentinian migrants. I observe that multiple positionalities such as legal status, university position, national and provincial origin, ethnic origin, migratory generation, gender and age conditioned my interactions with research participants.



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Keywords: Migration studies; Ethnographic fieldwork; Positional reflexivity; Boundary lens

ISSN: 1806-5627

EISSN: 2527-2551


EOI/DOI: https://doi.org/10.32887/


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