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Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration
     

Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration

by Sara Ahmed (Editor)
 

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:
9781859736241
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Sara Ahmed Lecturer in Women's Studies, University of Lancaster.

Claudia Castañeda Lecturer in Women's Studies, University of Lancaster.

Anne-Marie Fortier Lecturer in Sociology, University of Lancaster.

Mimi Sheller Lecturer in Sociology, University of Lancaster.

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