Coles, Anne and Walsh, Katie (2010) From 'Trucial State' to 'postcolonial' city? The imaginative geographies of British expatriates in Dubai. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (8). pp. 1317-1333. ISSN 1369-183XFull text not available from this repository.
This collaborative article adopts a postcolonial theoretical framework to examine the imaginative geographies of British expatriates in Dubai. The analysis compares qualitative data from two time periods: 1968-71, immediately prior to the Federation of the United Arab Emirates when this area of the Arabian Peninsular was known as the Trucial States, and 2002-2004, some thirty years post-Federation. We argue that imaginative geographies of Self/Other are evident in the practices and discourses of both time periods, and in spite of their being reconfigured there are strong continuities in evidence. These imaginative geographies help to constitute the British (expatriate) Self, while contributing to the separateness of the British expatriate community in the colonial and postcolonial contexts. In order to trace the dis/continuities in this process, we focus on four sets of cultural practices and the discourses that surround them: social clubs, dress, food, and excursions.
|Schools and Departments:||School of Global Studies > Geography|
|Depositing User:||Katie Walsh|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 15:20|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2012 08:59|