Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity by A. Brooks

Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity

byA. Brooks, R. Simpson

Hardcover | October 17, 2012

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This book explores the intersection of emotions and migration in a number of case studies from across the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia, including the transmigration of female domestic workers, female workers in the service industries, transmigrant marriages, transmigrant workers in the entertainment industry and asylum seekers and refugees who have experienced violence. Migration is an intensely emotive event in people's everyday lives, yet the study of migration has, to date, overlooked this aspect - this book fills that gap. It brings the study of emotions together with the study of migration for the first time. The interrelationship of geographical and emotional spaces of nation, identity and emotions are examined as they intersect in a complex framing of a raft of emotions characterized by trauma, grief, guilt, love, violence and rage. Emotions in Transmigration provides theoretical analysis and empirical examples of the intersection of emotions and transmigration in relation to movement, transformation and identity in the context of the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia.

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ANN BROOKS is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA from 2011-2012. Her latest books include Social Theory in Contemporary Asia and Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets. She is currently writing a co-edited book entitled Passion, Power and Norbert Elias: Emotional Styles and Hi...
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Title:Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and IdentityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280560

ISBN - 13:9780230280564

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Understanding Emotions in Transmigration in Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States
The Significance of Emotions in Contemporary Social Theorizing
Gender, Emotions and Migration in a European Context
The Feminization of Emotions in Transmigration in Southeast Asia
Agency in the Construction of Emotions in Transmigration in Different Cultural and Work Contexts
'Unseen America': Citizenship and the Politics of Migration in California
'California Dreamin'': Transformation and Identity in the Experiences of Migrants into the San Francisco Bay Area
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index