Constructing the Personal Narratives of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Asylum Claimants

Oxford University Press
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Journal of Refugee Studies, 2009, 22 (2), pp. 195 - 223
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This article draws upon psychological and sociological literature to explore the issues that arise in eliciting and presenting a refugee narrative when the claim is based upon sexual orientation. In particular we explore the psychological âstage modelâ of sexual identity development and examine the pervasive impact this model has had upon decision-makersâ âpre-understandingâ of sexual identity development as a uniform and linear trajectory.
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