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Transnational Geographies Of The Heart
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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. Draws on ethnographic research with British migrants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during a phase of rapid globalisation and economic diversification in 2002-2004 Highlights the negotiation of inter-personal relationships as enormously significant in relation to the dialectic of home and migration Includes four empirical chapters focused on the production of expatriate subjectivities, community and friendships, sex and romance, and families 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
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Series Editor s Preface vi Acknowledgements vii 1 Introduction 1 2 Geographies of Intimacy 23 3 A Globalising Gulf Region and the British in Dubai 45 4 British Expatriate Subjectivities in Dubai 65 5 Community , Clubs and Friendship 85 6 Sex, Desire and Romance in the Globalising City 106 7 Migration, Domesticity and Family Life 126 8 Our Intimate Lives 145 References 155 Index 172

About the Author

Katie Walsh is Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research focuses on home, intimacy and British migration. Katie's current work explores ageing, migration and home through the life-stories of British return migrants in later life. She is the co-editor of Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age (2016) and The New Expatriates: Postcolonial Approaches to Mobile Professionals (2012).

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