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The Refugee Tales Project as Transmedia Activism and the Poetics of Listening

Towards Decolonial Citizenship

Lucio De Capitani    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

The Refugee Tales project aims to raise awareness about the experiences of asylum seekers in Britain. It pivots around a walk through the British countryside, which becomes the occasion to share tales about immigration detention, subsequently published in a series of anthologies. In this essay, I frame Refugee Tales as a series of activist citizen media practices, engaging in prefigurative politics by providing refugees with a chance to perform a critical form of citizenship. Finally, I discuss how the tales themselves juxtapose forms of sympathetic and hostile listening.

Published
Jan. 26, 2023
Accepted
Oct. 21, 2022
Submitted
July 13, 2022
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-678-7
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-677-0

Keywords: ActivismDecolonial citizenshipCitizen mediaHostile environmentRefugee Tales

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