Walsh K, 2012, "Emotion and migration: British transnationals in Dubai" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 30(1) 43 – 59
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Emotion and migration: British transnationals in Dubai
Received 25 September 2009; in revised form 4 March 2011
Abstract. This paper examines some of the emotions highlighted by interactions between British migrants and Gulf nationals in the emerging global city of Dubai. Tracing the emotions that emerge in ‘expatriate’ handbooks, field notes, and interview narratives, I contribute to an emerging body of work that focuses on the embodied migrant and troubles the notion of privileged migrants as being detached from place. I demonstrate that attention to the emotions framing such interactions, in both geographical and temporal terms, can help us to better understand migrant encounters.
Keywords: migration, Dubai, ethnography, whiteness, emotion, Britishness
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