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Words and Wounds: Narratives of Exile

Sean Akerman


In this study of exile, Sean Akerman chronicles the ways in which narrative approaches provide opportunities to understand and represent the lives of those who have been displaced after violence. Drawing on fieldwork he conducted with Tibetan exiles in New York City, and supplemented with archival research from other exilees around the world, Akerman investigates how narrative approaches can reveal what it’s like to embody historical tensions, how identity becomes contested within displaced groups, and how personal stories become ingrained into the responsibilities of political realities. Aker ... More

Keywords: narrative psychology, exile, understanding, representation, Tibet, history, identity, voice, rhetoric, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190851712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190851712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean Akerman, author
Research Affiliate, Center for Rural Communities at Northland College