Emotion and migration: British transnationals in Dubai

Walsh, Katie (2011) Emotion and migration: British transnationals in Dubai. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 30 (1). pp. 43-59. ISSN 0263-7758

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This paper examines some of the emotions highlighted by interactions between British migrants and Gulf nationals in the emerging global city of Dubai. Tracing the emotions that emerge in ‘expatriate’ handbooks, field notes, and interview narratives, I contribute to an emerging body of work that focuses on the embodied migrant and troubles the notion of privileged migrants as being detached from place. I demonstrate that attention to the emotions framing such interactions, in both geographical and temporal terms, can help us to better understand migrant encounters.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: migration, Dubai, ethnography, whiteness, emotion, Britishness
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Katie Walsh
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 11:25
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2012 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38804
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