Continuity in Mind: Imagination and migration in India and the Gulf

  title={Continuity in Mind: Imagination and migration in India and the Gulf},
  author={Thomas Chambers},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={1420 - 1456}
  • T. Chambers
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract In the context of migration between Uttar Pradesh, other areas of India, and the Gulf, this article explores the role of the imagination in shaping subjective experiences of male Muslim migrants from a woodworking industry in the North Indian city of Saharanpur. Through attending to the dreams, aspirations, and hopes of labour migrants, the article argues that bridging the material and the imagined is critical to understanding not just patterns of migration, but also the subjective… Expand
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