This timely book moves beyond struggling, suffering and loss to argue that forced migration often provides opportunities for men to pursue new relationships and re-organise their intimate lives. It focuses on the lived experiences of masculinity, sexuality and pursuit of intimate relationships by men who have arrived in Australia as refugees from the Horn of Africa. The author shows that, even amidst the chaos of displacement, the difficulties of living in limbo whilst seeking asylum and the challenges of settlement, the desire for enjoyable and fulfilling intimate relations remains central to the everyday lives of refugee men. This novel work will appeal to students and scholars of migration studies, citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Samuel Muchoki is the online course coordinator at Melbi Institute, Australia. He also works as a public health practitioner and has taught at various Universities in Kenya and Australia. Muchoki has published in the areas of forced migration, gender and sexuality. A motivational key note speaker, Muchoki holds a Doctorate degree in community health from La Trobe University. He presents on topical issues related to forced migration and settlement, and preventing violence against women.
Table of ContentsPreface.- Chapter 1. Introduction: Refugee citizens.- Chapter 2. Citizenship and personal life.- Chapter 3. Terrains of intimacy in the Horn of Africa.- Chapter 4. Intimate relations in countries of asylum.- Chapter 5. Intimacies on settlement.- Chapter 6. Intimate rights of new citizens: A paradox.- Chapter 7. Conclusion: Adaptability and resourcefulness of refugee men.