Publication details [#55115]

Mieroop, Dorien Van De. 2011. Identity negotiations in narrative accounts about poverty. Discourse & Society 22 (5) : 565–591.
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SAGE Publications


This study focuses on how interviewees, participating in the collective debt mediation program of the Belgian social services, negotiate their identities. By countering the theme of personal blame, they construct an identity that is ‘recipient designed’ and acceptable both from a local and a global contextual perspective.