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Transnational Geographies Of The Heart: Intimate Subjectivities In A Globalising City

Transnational Geographies Of The Heart: Intimate Subjectivities In A Globalising City

Katie Walsh

ISBN: 978-1-119-05042-1

Apr 2018

192 pages

$31.99

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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 

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