"A white lady is like gold for us": Economic and emotional dimensions of Kenyan-German romantic relations

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    This essay explores dimensions relevant to understanding the high number of romantic relationships between African Kenyan and German, Swiss, and Austrian partners that are observable on the coast and in other areas of Kenya. The study focuses on Diani, an area on the South Coast of Mombasa that is one of the most vibrant beach tourism centers of the country. North-south relationships and marriages, which are increasing around the world, are indicative of both economic and emotional dimensions of global mobility. The author argues that romance and marriage ought to be acknowledged as crucial vehicles facilitating not only emotional but also economic transnational flows.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)123-146
    Number of pages24
    JournalGerman Studies Review
    Volume40
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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    Emotion
    Africa
    Romance
    Indicative
    Romantic Relationships
    Austrian German
    Swiss German
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    "A white lady is like gold for us" : Economic and emotional dimensions of Kenyan-German romantic relations. / Berman, Nina.

    In: German Studies Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.02.2017, p. 123-146.

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