Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration / Edition 1

Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration / Edition 1

by Sara Ahmed
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859736297

ISBN-13: 9781859736296

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

What is the relationship between leaving home and the imagining of home itself? And having left home, what might it mean to return? How can we re-think what it means to be grounded, or to stay put? Who moves and who stays? What interaction is there between those who stay and those who arrive and leave? Focusing on differences of race, gender, class and sexuality,

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What is the relationship between leaving home and the imagining of home itself? And having left home, what might it mean to return? How can we re-think what it means to be grounded, or to stay put? Who moves and who stays? What interaction is there between those who stay and those who arrive and leave? Focusing on differences of race, gender, class and sexuality, the contributors reveal how the movements of bodies and communities are intrinsic to the making of homes, nations, identities and boundaries. They reflect on the different experiences of being at home, leaving home, and going home. They also explore ways in which attachment to place and locality can be secured--as well as challenged--through the movements that make up our dwelling places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859736296
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration1
1I Still Call Australia Home: Indigenous Belonging and Place in a White Postcolonizing Society23
2The Home of Language: A Pedagogy of the Stammer41
3'Dis-Orientalisms': Displaced Bodies/Embodied Displacements in Contemporary Palestinian Art59
4Taking (a) Place: Female Embodiment and the Re-grounding of Community91
5Making Home: Queer Migrations and Motions of Attachment115
6Nostalgia, Desire, Diaspora: South Asian Sexualities in Motion137
7Global Modernities and the Gendered Epic of the 'Irish Empire'157
8'They're Family!': Cultural Geographies of Relatedness in Popular Genealogy179
9Transporting the Subject: Technologies of Mobility and Location in an Era of Globalization207
10Technological Frontiers and the Politics of Mobility in the European Union225
11The Difference Borders Make: (Il)legality, Migration and Trafficking in Italy among Eastern European Women in Prostitution251
12Creolization in Discourses of Global Culture273
Index295

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