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Transnational Geographies of The Heart. Intimate Subjectivities in a Globalising City. Edition No. 1. RGS-IBG Book Series

  • ID: 4434756
  • Book
  • April 2018
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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

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Katie Walsh
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