Chasing some bodies: Tracing the embodiment of female refugees in transnational settings and reading tales of their bodies

Younes Saramifar*

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Abstract

The way individuals embody their homeland has been addressed by several scholars. However, this article questions how female refugees embody transnational settings while seeking a new home and homeland. The tales of bodies are traced through the writings of three Iranian female refugees living in Europe. The article analyses their autobiographies through a critical reading of Thomas Csordas’s phenomenology of body–world relations and then diverges from him to draw inspiration from Deleuzian becoming. The study attempts to offer an anthropology of becoming to highlight how corporeality is the realm of bodies becoming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Women's Studies
Volume25
Issue number2
Early online date28 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Anthropology of body
  • becoming
  • embodiment
  • female refugees
  • home
  • subjectivity

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