International Mobility, Erotic Plasticity and Eastern European Migrations.

Authors

  • Martina Cvajner Trento University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v16i4.793

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Abstract

When individuals cross a border and settle in a new social environment, they become migrants. People come here to work, improve the family conditions, restore a lost status. They work, send remittances, strive to adjust their legal status, learn how to cope with a new way of living. But they also make new friends, new lovers, reunite families. They also encounter new sexual cultures, new erotic narratives and norms. Migration is consequently a good test for contemporary theories of erotic plasticity. Are adult migrants, that have acquired and practised for decades a given erotic habitus, able to change it in depth during emigration? And which are, if any, the dimensions of these change?  Eastern European women pioneers in Italy – women who have migrated alone, outside of any recruitment program, to areas with no previous history of immigration from their lands – provide a fascinating case of sexual change.

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Author Biography

Martina Cvajner, Trento University

Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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Published

2019-09-30

How to Cite

Cvajner, M. (2019). International Mobility, Erotic Plasticity and Eastern European Migrations. Migration Letters, 16(4), 513–520. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v16i4.793