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Exploring diversity through narrative métissage
Catherine Etmanski, Will Weigler, and Grace Wong-Sneddon

facilitate a métissage-based dialogue related to graduate student experiences on campus and suggested to the committee that this method might be a good fit for this purpose. He then got in touch with Catherine to help facilitate the development of métissage-based presentation. What is métissage? Métissage is an arts-based method of enquiry and education, which, by its nature, defies categorisation and concrete definition. It draws from the traditions of life writing, storytelling, theatre and – symbolically – from the art of weaving or braiding. When presented in written

in Lifelong learning, the arts and community cultural engagement in the contemporary university
Lizzie Seal

the identity work of the author. Letters and letter writing Letters are ‘documents of life’ in the sense that they are human and personal (Plummer, 2001) and are one of the most prevalent forms of life writing (Stanley, 2004). Although letter writing can be regarded as a ‘dying art’ due to shifts to electronic forms of communication (Plummer, 2001), letters to those in prison represent a continuing use of and need for the form (Maybin, 2000). Letters offer accounts of individual experience and ‘present the subjective point of view’ of the author (Plummer, 2001, p

in Law in popular belief
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Peter Beilharz

the medium is talking. I engaged with therapy, but there had to be more, some kind of firmer expression, an Ausdruck or objectification of all this stuff of life. Writing is a process of learning. Learning can also be a process of writing. Writing is central, for me, to seeking to understand. Writing this memoir has been an experience without precedent in my career or in my life. It was a need, but of a different kind from the usual. I was in the transition to retirement, which for me, unlike Bauman, also meant stepping back. I was no longer a working

in Intimacy in postmodern times
A. James Hammerton

, possibly reflecting the greater Changing faces of modern migration  217 15  Book cover of Eunice Gardner’s The world at our feet, 1957 popularity of women’s life writing.26 So it is no surprise to find women experimenting with forms of migrant life writing for a range of purposes, like family interest and self-exploration. Toni Dobinson’s story nicely illustrates the ease with which women’s 218  Life stories of modern migration 16  Eunice Gardner and Diana Williams ‘on the road’, waving to a Malayan pearl cutter, near Broome, Western Australia, c. 1954 mobility

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
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Distance, deferral, and immunity in the urban governance of refugees
Jonathan Darling

), Letters from Nauru . Life Writing 5 ( 2 ): 203–217 . Zetter , R. ( 2007 ), More labels, fewer refugees: remaking the refugee label in an era of globalization . Journal of Refugee Studies 20 : 172–192 .

in Displacement
Tom Woodin

‘boring’ themes and writers – tea on the lawn or surreptitious middle-class affairs – as uninspiring literature. But these were selections from a vast array of work, and a complete break between bourgeois and working-class culture was not easily sustained. Nevertheless, classed relations would continue to foster feelings of separateness. Fed publications constituted a form of life writing that could not easily be assigned to neat categories but rather cut across disciplinary boundaries. While Fed writing often revealed a strong ‘materialist aesthetic’ and a desire to

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late twentieth century
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Peter Beilharz

, in its own quotidian, in the new start, in this struggle to make a new life in Leeds. When we spoke about this second book she seemed keen to push it away, to want to move the conversation on. My most recent encounter with the text elicited a gentle protest. It represents everyday life writing at its best. She also wanted, however, to keep me to my own word. So she signed my copy of the book, ‘To Peter, waiting for your book, Janina.’ She was welcoming me, and putting me on notice to deliver. Should you have no further patience for what I am writing here, turn to

in Intimacy in postmodern times