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Double Burden of Representation. How ethnic and refugee categorisation shapes Syrian migrants’ artistic practices in Austria.

Autor(en)
Michael Parzer
Abstrakt

This article examines the experiences of artists who were forced to leave their homes due to war, persecution, and violence that (re-)started their artistic careers in their arrival countries. Based on an ethnographic study of Syrian refugees' artistic practices in Vienna, Austria, spanning diverse cultural fields (music, theatre, literature, visual art), the paper shows how these artists are not only confronted with what has been called 'the burden of ethnic representation', but also with expectations that emerge from being categorised as 'refugees'. A four-mode typology of the artists' self-presentations (adapting/masking/switching/refusing) uncovers how this 'double burden of representation' shapes their positioning in the field of art - by emphasising either ethnicorrefugee labels (or both or neither). The findings contribute to the study of social categorisation of migrants and their artistic practices in the cultural field and how this affects pathways of social incorporation.

Organisation(en)
Institut für Soziologie
Journal
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Band
47
Seiten
2459-2476
Anzahl der Seiten
18
ISSN
1369-183X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2020.1826297
Publikationsdatum
2021
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
504021 Migrationsforschung, 504001 Allgemeine Soziologie, 504018 Kultursoziologie
Schlagwörter
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Demography, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/double-burden-of-representation-how-ethnic-and-refugee-categorisation-shapes-syrian-migrants-artistic-practices-in-austria(cb35a4b0-ed8d-4caa-a02f-76dfde438f79).html