The significance of things: objects, emotions and cultural production in migrant women's return visits home

Christou, Anastasia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8796-1191 and Janta, Hania (2018) The significance of things: objects, emotions and cultural production in migrant women's return visits home. The Sociological Review . ISSN 0038-0261 (Published online first) (doi:10.1177/0038026118816906)

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Abstract

This paper draws on qualitative research in Basel, Switzerland with highly skilled migrant women from various European nationalities employed in a number of professional sectors. It seeks to contribute to the literatures on the sociologies of migration and the sociologies of everyday life by intersecting a conceptual link of ‘affective habitus’ to the phenomenology of material culture in unpacking how emotions triggered by objects shape settling practices in host societies. The analysis centres on pathways of cultural production as they unfold through memories, objects and experiential return visits. We find sociological depth in applying ‘affective habitus’ as the conceptual framing to examine how mediations of memory and emotions can extend understandings of how women migrants create agentic ways to settle in new host societies while making cultural accommodations. We theorise the conceptual terrain of ‘affective habitus’ through a phenomenological approach to gendered migrancy and cultural materiality in everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 25527
Notes on copyright: Christou, Anastasia and Janta, Hania,The significance of things: objects, emotions and cultural production in migrant women's return visits home. The Sociological Review . (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications
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Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 09:58
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 09:59
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25527

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