Examining Migrants’ Notions of “Home,” “Nation,” “Identity,” and “Belonging”

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Author: Analiza Liezl Perez-Amurao, Mahidol University International College, Thailand
Email: analizaliezl.amu@mahidol.ac.th
Published: August 2016
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.2.2.05

Citation: Perez-Amurao, A. L. (2016). Examining Migrants’ Notions of “Home,” “Nation,” “Identity,” and “Belonging”. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.2.2.05


Abstract

This paper examines migrant workers’ transnational experiences as they take on varying tendencies and trajectories that take place in both their host country and homeland settings. By introspectively looking at their non-economic personal issues, this paper explores how migrant workers construct/reconstruct themselves, seen through their notions of “home,” “nation,” “identity,” and “belonging.” Such notions are further filtered by locating them against the nexus of gender ideologies, concepts of family and parenthood, and religious affiliation.

Keywords

identity formation, migrant workers, transnationalism