Multiple Belongings. On the Affective Dimensions of Migration
Röttger-Rössler, Birgitt – 2018
This article addresses transnational migration from the perspective of emotion theory. It argues that enormous emotional and affective challenges confront individuals who are embedded in multiple constellations of belonging across social, national, and cultural borders. I shall discuss these challenges in more detail here with an aim to enrich and expand the notion of belonging prevailing in social an-thropology. The contents of this article should be understood as a preliminary step toward developing an emotion-theoretical model of multiple belongings. Although the focus of this paper is theoretical, it also draws on a current empirical study of Vietnamese immigrant families in Germany.