MANAGING EMOTIONS: FILIPINO MIGRATION TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Funding: National Science Centre
Project coordinator: Izabela Kujawa
The main goal of the research project is to explore the connection between mobility and emotions on the example of Filipino migration to People's Republic of China. It focuses on the connection between emotions and mobility by relating emotions to the issues of integration and belonging. Two main posed questions relate to 1) the role emotions play in shaping attitudes and social interactions between migrants and local actors and 2) emotional strategies involved in a creation of an attachment to a new place (home-making practices). Moreover, it explores in what ways the emotions themselves are transformed in the course of migration.
The project offers a chance to investigate a new, so far entirely uncharted direction of migration – from the Philippines to Mainland China. It aspires to offer new insights from still underresearched non-western perspective into dynamics and hierarchies that appear in the migration processes and contribute to better understanding of the relevance of emotions to the debate on integration, identity and belonging.