List of Illustrations, Figures, and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction: Affective Moves: Transit, Transition and Transformation Maruska Svasek Chapter 1. Materiality, Memories and Emotions: A View on Migration from a Street in South London Fiona Parrott Chapter 2. The Objects of Christmas: The Politics of Festive Materiality in the Lives of Polish Immigrants Kathy Burrell Chapter 3. From Shop to Chapel: Changing Emotional Efficacy of the Statue of Virgin Mary of El Rocio within the Spanish Community in Vilvoorde, Belgium Eddy Plasquy Chapter 4. Sweater Business: Commodity Exchange and the Mediation of Agency in the Tibetan Itinerant Sweater Trade in India Timm Lau Chapter 5. Moving Tamils, Moving Amulets: Creating Emotional Well-Being and Comfort Anne Sigfrid Gronseth Chapter 6. The Price of Progress: 'Dying Arts' Among the Karen of Andaman Islands Sameera Maiti Chapter 7. Artefacts as Mediators through Time and Space: The Reproduction of Roots in the Journal of Lussignani Enrico Maria Milic Chapter 8. Making Connections: Biography, Art, Affect and Politics Maggie O'Neill Chapter 9. Crossing Borders: Migration, Memory and the Artist's Book Deborah Schultz Chapter 10. The Emotion and Ethnicity in the Indo-Caribbean Leon Wainwright Chapter 11. 'What You Perceive Is What You Conceive'. Evaluating Subjects and Objects through Emotions Maruska Svasek Notes on Contributors Bibliography Index
Maruska Svasek is Senior Lecturer in the School of History and Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast. Her main research interests are emotional dynamics, migration, and art and artefacts. Recent publications include Human Mobility and Emotions: Ethnographies of Movement (ed., Routledge 2012), Anthropology, Art and Cultural Production (Pluto 2007), Postsocialism: Politics and Emotions in Central and Eastern Europe (ed., Berghahn Books 2006), and Mixed Emotions: Anthropological Studies of Feeling (co-ed., with Kay Milton, Berg 2005).
"This is a timely volume that moves the study of material culture in interesting directions by providing intimate portrayals of the varied significance that objects hold in the emotional lives of migrants - [It]effectively explores the many roles of objects in the lives of migrants as repositories for memory, technologies for communication, and catalysts to symbolize new relationships and identities." * Morgan Perkins, SUNY