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'Dad says I'm tied to a shooting star!' Grounding (research on) British expatriate belonging
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 17:24 authored by Katie WalshKatie Walsh
This paper analyses one British woman's everyday practices of belonging as she negotiates expatriate life in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. In doing so, it responds to widespread calls to ground research on processes of transnationalism and diaspora by drawing on eighteen months of ethnographic research and adopting a three-stranded analytical framework to reflect ont he significance of domesticity, intimacy and foreignness in expatriate belonging. The author focuses on a single research subject to draw attention to a particular British expatriate experience otherwise neglected in migration research and the paper resonates with theoretical literatures aiming to challenge the binary divisions of geographies of belonging, including attachment/detachment.
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