The Social Construction of Belonging in the Life of Haitian Migrants in Brazil: The Case of Alain and His Family
This study is a part of my PhD thesis on the life stories of migrants in Brazil and their constructions of belonging. It is the continuation of the research initiated during my Master degree in Social Sciences. It is theoretically grounded in the Sociology of Knowledge (Peter L. Berger / Thomas Luckmann) and Figurational Sociology (Norbert Elias). With the help of biographical case reconstructions (after Gabriele Rosenthal), I investigate the life history and life story of migrants within the social figurations of their families and different milieus, in different local and national settings.