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The politics of trans-national belonging: A study of the experiences of second-generation Egyptians during a period of socio-political change in Egypt

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posted on 18.07.2016, 13:47 authored by Sarah Saey, Michael SkeyMichael Skey
Building on insights from recent research on ‘return mobilities’ among the second generation, this paper addresses the trans-national practices of young British- and American-born people of Egyptian ancestry and, in particular, their experiences in Egypt during a time of great social and political upheaval. In observing the ways in which many of these individuals effectively operate in their parent’s homelands by drawing on Western credentials or established social networks, we also note how intersections of gender, religion, class and nationality sometimes constrain these activities. In the process, attention is drawn to the hierarchies of belonging that structure trans-national fields and the degree to which struggles for recognition and status are shaped by the demands of host populations, notably during periods when social identities come under sustained scrutiny.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

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Migration Studies

Citation

SAEY, S. and SKEY, M., 2015. The politics of trans-national belonging: A study of the experiences of second-generation Egyptians during a period of socio-political change in Egypt. Migration Studies, 4(1), pp. 59-75.

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© The Authors 2015. Published by Oxford University Press

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

28/08/2015

Publication date

2015

Notes

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Migration Studies following peer review. The version of record SAEY, S. and SKEY, M., 2015. The politics of trans-national belonging: A study of the experiences of second-generation Egyptians during a period of socio-political change in Egypt. Migration Studies, 4(1), pp. 59-75 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnv019

ISSN

2049-5838

eISSN

2049-5846

Language

en