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Transnational Geographies of the Heart : Intimate Subjectivities in a Globalising City - (Hardcover)

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Transnational Geographies of the Heart explores the spatialisation of intimacy in everyday life through an analysis of intimate subjectivities in transnational spaces. The author draws on ethnographic research with British migrants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a phase of rapid globalisation and economic diversification in 2002-2004. This research highlighted the negotiation of inter-personal relationships as enormously significant in relation to the dialectic of home migration. A range of relationships are discussed in four empirical chapters focused on the production of 'expatriate' subjectivities, community and friendships, sex and romance, and families. The British migrants interviewed are diverse in terms of their length of residence, occupation, age, and marital status yet, at the same time, their reproduction of middle class, white and heteronormative subjectivities in postcolonial space marks them as privileged in collective terms. Essential reading for geographers, sociologists and anthropologists, this book demonstrates that a critical analysis of the geographies of intimacy might productively contribute to our understanding of the ways in which intimate subjectivities are embodied, emplaced, and co-produced across binaries of public/private and local/global space.
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Science
Series Title: RGS-IBG Book
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Katie Walsh
Language: English
Street Date: July 23, 2018
TCIN: 53669986
UPC: 9781119050452
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1441
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