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Border control reinterpreted: collective memory and the narrative self.

Gyollai, D., 2022. Border control reinterpreted: collective memory and the narrative self. Critical Criminology. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1007/s10612-022-09666-5

Abstract

This article explores the potential of historical narratives to inform and guide action, taking the case of border control in Hungary. The Hungarian government has recently criminalized irregular border crossing and made a comparison between the Ottoman Occupation and contemporary challenges of mass migration to legitimise its new measures. Qualitative interviews conducted in 2019 seem to suggest that some members of the border police, consciously or unconsciously, have drawn from this narrative repertoire to make sense of their own role in border control. Drawing on the concept of the narrative self, the article outlines how the collective memory of the Ottoman conquest may have shaped the understanding of mass migration and the self-interpretation of those involved in border control.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1205-8629
Additional Information:In Press
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37517
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:20 Sep 2022 12:08
Last Modified:20 Sep 2022 12:08

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