Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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Experiential storytelling is sharing individual experiences with others by telling stories about these experiences, for instance in interviews, informal conversations between migrants and activists, or organized events like Cross Talks. When it comes to analyzing the experientiality (Fludernik 1996; Caracciolo 2014) of such practices of storytelling, ethical problems often need to be considered: e.g., issues related to tellability, culture-specific taboos, legal constraints, the age of storytellers, and the safety of everyone involved.

⇢ see also: Cross TalkExperienceMigrant narrative

References and further reading:

Caracciolo, Marco. 2014. The Experientiality of Narrative: An Enactivist Approach. Berlin and Boston, MA: De Gruyter.

Fludernik, Monika. 1996. Towards a ‘Natural’ Narratology. London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Category: C

Work Package: 3, 6, 7

[CG / RS]