Cross-case synthesis: doing together

Sullivan, S, Baussant, M, Dodd, L, Dos Santos, I and Otele, O (2022) 'Cross-case synthesis: doing together.' Conserveries mémorielles, 25. ISSN 1718-5556

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The project ‘Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts’ forming the focus of this Special Issue has researched biographical experiences that have undergone a rupture as a result of brutal political, social and/or economic changes, linked especially with war, colonization/decolonization, migration and exile. These personal biographical experiences have tended to find themselves on the margins of national and/or academic historical narratives. In this final paper of our Special Issue we share the open-ended process of co-production, cross-case learning, and synthesis that accompanied case research, focusing especially on our systematic cross-case engagement, which involved sharing and theorising content and experiences across our case-studies, and the commonalities and differences we identified across our case-studies through this process. We outline the steps we took in this process to sharing what we know, find ‘points of articulation’ across our case-studies and to identify themes emerging across our research.

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Sian Sullivan is the co-editor of this special issue of the journal, entitled ‘Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts | Histoires perturbées, passés retrouvés'. Her co-editors are Michèle Baussant, Lindsey Dodd, Irène Dos Santos and Olivette Otele.

Keywords: oral history, disruption, memory, case-study, points of articulation, decolonization, synthesis
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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