Emotional landscapes : love, gender, and migration / edited by Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian, and Linda Reeder.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2021]
Description
280 pages : illustrations (black & white) ; 24 cm.

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Editor
Series
Studies of world migrations [More in this series]
Summary note
"Love and its attendant emotions not only spur migration--they forge our response to the people who leave their homes in search of new lives. Emotional Landscapes looks at the power of love, and the words we use to express it, to explore the immigration experience. The authors focus on intimate emotional language and how languages of love shape the ways human beings migrate but also create meaning for migrants, their families, and their societies. Looking at sources ranging from letters of Portuguese immigrants in the 1880s to tweets passed among immigrant families in today's Italy, the essays explore the sentimental, sexual, and political meanings of love. The authors also look at how immigrants and those around them use love to justify separation and loss, and how love influences us to privilege certain immigrants--wives, children, lovers, refugees--over others"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780252085390 (paperback)
  • 0252085396 (paperback)
  • 9780252043499 (hardcover)
  • 0252043499 (hardcover)
OCLC
1142513697
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