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Sommer - Chapter 05

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Buy and Download Description This chapter will describe how young refugee tailors presented, or, as Goffman termed it, "misrepresented" (1959: 58) themselves as Tanzanians. Their strategies are contained in the term kujificha, a Swahili verb meaning "to hide oneself," and one that John, William, James, and other young refugees often used to allude to those activities which pertained to hiding. This chapter describes the public personae of John, William, James, and Luka. James was far more relaxed than the others, since he operated as the only refugee in an otherwise Tanzanian tailoring shop. On the other hand, palpable tension existed in Pastor Albert's shop between John, William, and Luka, caused in part by the conflicting Tanzanian personae each had created. They had all developed a strategy for presenting themselves as Tanzanians in public according to individual perceptions of danger in their immediate surroundings, and these perceptions often clashed. This chapter will describe how young refugee tailors presented, or, as Goffman termed it, "misrepresented" (1959: 58) themselves as Tanzanians. Their strategies are contained in the term kujificha, a Swahili verb meaning "to hide oneself," and one
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