chapter  13
19 Pages

British Transnational (Be)Longing: Emplacement in the Life of Skilled Migrants in Dubai


Wherever we’ve been in the world we’ve really tried to make our home where we are, because it’s so unsettling otherwise [. . .] You’ve really got to live your life properly is what I’m trying to say, and if you’re not comfortable in your surroundings, when I say comfortable, things like, we brought Granny’s table and our pictures [gestures around the room], so it’s just homely; and when the children come here [from university in England], they’re coming home.