Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration (Paperback)
  • Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration (Paperback)
zoom

Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration (Paperback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (editor)
£32.99
Paperback 318 Pages / Published: 01/10/2003
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 10-15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
New forms of transnational mobility and diasporic belonging have become emblematic of a supposed 'global' condition of uprootedness. Yet much recent theorizing of our so-called 'postmodern' life emphasizes movement and fluidity without interrogating who and what is 'on the move'. This original and timely book examines the interdependence of mobility and belonging by considering how homes are formed in relationship to movement. It suggests that movement does not only happen when one leaves home, and that homes are not always fixed in a single location. Home and belonging may involve attachment and movement, fixation and loss, and the transgression and enforcement of boundaries. 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.Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration is a groundbreaking exploration of the parallel and entwined meanings of home and migration. Contributors draw on feminist and postcolonial theory to explore topics including Irish, Palestinian, and indigenous attachments to 'soils of significance'; the making of and trafficking across European borders; the female body as a symbol of home or nation; and the shifting grounds of 'queer' migrations and 'creole' identities.This innovative analysis will open up avenues of research an

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781859736296
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'An excellent collection of essays that are truly linked by a common theme of reconceptualizing notions of home and migration, and understanding these realities in relation to each other.'Sarah Michelle Stohlman, University of Southern Carolina, in Focaal (45), 2005'[the book] deserves a speical place on the shelf of any migration scholar.'Sarah Michelle Stohlman, University of Southern Carolina, in Focaal (45), 2005

You may also be interested in...

Albion's Seed
Added to basket
Bloody Foreigners
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The British Dream
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Illegality, Inc.
Added to basket
£24.00
Paperback
The Kerry Girls
Added to basket
How the Irish Became White
Added to basket
Lost In Translation
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
To the Ends of the Earth
Added to basket
The Diversity Illusion
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Exodus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sex at the Margins
Added to basket
The Beast
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Irish
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
To Hell or Barbados
Added to basket
'Ten Pound Poms'
Added to basket
Queer Migration Politics
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.