Negotiating diasporic leisure among Zimbabwean migrants in Britain

Pasura, D. (2022) Negotiating diasporic leisure among Zimbabwean migrants in Britain. Ethnography, (doi: 10.1177/14661381221115798) (Early Online Publication)

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This article examines, from a theoretical and empirical perspective, the types of diasporic leisure experienced by the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain through extensive fieldwork, including interviews and participant observation. It extends an emerging body of scholarship concerning the relationship between diaspora and leisure by discussing different conceptualisations of diasporic leisure as homeland-oriented, boundary-crossing, and technologically mediated. Specifically, this is done to highlight the role leisure practices play in the formation of diasporic consciousness and in negotiating and contesting transnational identities. The article develops a dialectic of diasporic leisure as a framework for understanding how leisure practices and activities reconnect the Zimbabwean diaspora in Britain, enabling them to construct transnational identities in a country that construes them as 'other'. The paper’s central argument is that diasporic consciousness and identities are activated, materialised and mobilised in and through leisure practices.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pasura, Dr Dominic
Authors: Pasura, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Ethnography
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1741-2714
Published Online:18 July 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author
First Published:First published in Ethnography 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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