- How valid do you think Ahmed’s overriding argument is – that the 1st generation migrant suffers loss (of the old way of life) but that the obligation is to integrate?
- Ahmed’s conception of the migrant seems to be of a particular type. Do you think that differences in migratory experiences are sufficiently taken into account in her argument?
- What do you think of the readings of films and books chosen to illustrate Ahmed’s argument? Do you think it matters whether the reader has seen them in terms of making sense of the argument?
Next meeting: Thursday 10 November, 6.30-8.00: Les Back. ‘Listening with the eye’ in The art of listening. (Oxford; New York: Berg Press, 2007) pp.97-115.
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