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Keel2017
BibType ARTICLE
Key Keel2017
Author(s) Sara Keel
Title The interactive achievement and transformation of a “revolutionary category” – the “sans-papiers” – during public press conferences
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Tag(s) sans-papiers, revolutionary category, conversation analysis, membership categorisation analysis, immigrants' protest movement, press conferences
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Year 2017
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Journal Journal of Language and Politics
Volume 16
Number 1
Pages 59-82
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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jlp.16.1.04kee
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Abstract

Launching a protest movement implies the establishment of a self-categorisation that sets forth the terms of its membership and its political aims from within. Claiming all members’ right to collective legalisation, immigrants without residence/working permits have constituted the “sans-papiers”/“undocumented” category to counter other-categorisations, such as “illegal immigrants” and “clandestine”, which associate the designated population with illegality, and to apply pressure for political change. This paper offers detailed analyses of the ways members of a protest movement (2001, Fribourg, Switzerland) established and used the “sans-papiers” category as official speakers during press conferences. It shows on the one hand speakers’ ingenious in situ deployment of resources offered by the press conference format for doing protest. On the other hand, it reveals speakers’ transforming categorial work that indexes inherent tensions that the setting-up of a “revolutionary category” might imply for its members when confronted to politico-institutional challenges engendered by their protest.

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