Tag: expatriates

Expats, Tourists and “Matter out of Place”

Using Mary Douglas’s notion of matter out of place, I posit that when the government changed the law and increased their negative rhetoric about foreign workers, people like…

„Wenn ein Freund aus fernen Landen kommt…“ – Ausländische Kollegen in China

Das Verhältnis zwischen Ausländern und ihren chinesischen Kollegen ist nicht immer einfach. Es lauern eine Vielzahl kultureller Fallstricke und oft gibt es Berührungsängste. Im Internet tauschen sich …

Breakfast in Aidland: Quotidian Relations and Structural Contradictions

I walked out of my bedroom to a table garnished with exotic fruits, freshly pressed juice, bread and coffee. During breakfast in Aidland, I usually was occupied with…

Jamaica: A Queer Place

An aerial view of the city of Kingston, Jamaica. Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons. The dump in Riverton has started burning again. A stinking heap of tires, plastic,…