Transcending home: citizenship and belonging in the migrant experience

Barrios Aquino, Marianela (2017) Transcending home: citizenship and belonging in the migrant experience. In: Barrios Aquino, Marianela, Campillo-Funollet, Eduard, Daw, Naomi, Jha, Ketan, Logan Miller, Myles, Neale, Alexa and Ottway, Tom (eds.) Beyond the boundaries of home: interdisciplinary approaches. University of Sussex Library, Brighton, UK, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9780995786226

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This chapter focuses on the concept of home (and its construction as a social as well as a subjective process) in relation to the migrant experience and the construction of multi-layered belongings. In this paper I argue that in the context of transnational migration, the concept of home focuses on its emotional perspective rather than its territorial connection, because it is constituted as a process of change and of searching related to the construction of multiple and extraterritorial ways of belonging (Brun & Fábos 2015; Korac 2009). Furthermore, I aim at challenging the notions of home as static and territorially bounded arguing that for migrants home is something highly portable, flexible, multiple, ambiguous and emotionally constructed.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6201 Immigration
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 08:53
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 15:09

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