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Transnational migration and the study of children: an introduction

Gardner, Katy (2012) Transnational migration and the study of children: an introduction. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38 (6). pp. 889-912. ISSN 1369-183X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1369183X.2012.677170


This introductory article sets out the main challenges that the study of children poses for the understanding of transnational migration. Children are not simply a neglected empirical group, whose perspectives are rarely considered; children can also provide researchers with important insights concerning the nature of transnationalism if the phenomenon is considered through their eyes. Research on transnational children brings to the fore issues concerning familial practices and discourses, the importance of the life-course and of generation, and the role of feelings in creating and changing transnational relationships and imaginaries. Focusing on children and children's places raises important questions concerning the relationship between the life-course and the global political economy. Finally, researching with children raises particular methodological challenges and approaches.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 08:17
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:31

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