Childhood and Parenting in Transnational Settings (inbunden)
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1st ed. 2018
Springer International Publishing AG
Ducu, Viorela (ed.), Nedelcu, Mihaela (ed.), Telegdi-Csetri, Aron (ed.)
VIII, 204 p.
234 x 156 x 13 mm
477 g
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Childhood and Parenting in Transnational Settings (inbunden)

Childhood and Parenting in Transnational Settings

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This book describes children and youth on the one hand and parents on the other within the newly configured worlds of transnational families. Focus is put on children born abroad, brought up abroad, studying abroad, in vulnerable situations, and/or subject of trafficking. The book also provides insight into the delicate relationships that arise with parents, such as migrant parents who are parenting from a distance, elderly parents supporting migrant adult children, fathers left behind by migration, and Eastern-European parents in Nordic countries. It also touches upon life strategies developed in response to migration situations, such as the transfer of care, transnational (virtual) communication, common visits (to and from), and the co-presence of family members in each other's (distant) lives. As such this book provides a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and all those working in the field of migration and with migrants. The chapter 'Afterword: Gender Practices in Transnational Families' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via
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Viorela Ducu has a strong research interest in alternative family types, such as ethnically/nationally mixed and transnational families. At present, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the project "Intergenerational solidarity in the context of work migration abroad - The situation of elderly left at home" and principal investigator of the project Confronting difference through the practices of transnational families at the Centre for Population Studies, at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. Mihaela Nedelcu holds a PhD in sociology and she is Associate Professor at the Sociology Institute, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. Her research in the field of Migration studies focuses on transnational families, ageing migrants, highly skilled migrations, e-diasporas, e-borders and questions, in particular, the impact of digital technologies on migration processes through a cosmopolitan lens. Aron Telegdi-Csetri, PhD in Political Philosophy, has dealt with Kant's political philosophy in his thesis, reaching out towards contemporary cosmopolitanism in his post-doctoral projects. He has interests in models of cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, with an emphasis on cosmopolitan education and socialization. At present, he is Voluntary Researcher in the project Confronting difference through the practices of transnational families at the Center for Population Studies at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.


Chapter 1. Realities of Childhood and Parenting Under the Impact of Migration (Viorela Ducu).- Part 1. Children in Transnational Families.- Chapter 2. Partial Citizenship and the Children of Domestic Workers (Rhacel Parrenas).- Chapter 3. Mobile Childhoods: Rethinking Children's Place in Transnational Families (Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot).- Chapter 4. Transnational Migrants' Childcare Strategies in Hungary: Chinese Children Living in Hungarian Families (Nora Kovacs).- Chapter 5. Are Romanian Children Left Behind a Vulnerable Group to Human Trafficking? (Rafaela Hilario Pascoal).- Chapter 6. "Our Westerner": The Role of Romanian-naturalized Youth in Reconfiguring Moldavian Transnational Families (Iulia Hossu).- Part 2. Challenges of Migration in Parenting.- Chapter 7. When Bonnie is Over the Ocean: Modernization of Fatherhood in Transnational Families of Ukrainian Migrant Women (Alissa V. Tolstokorova).- Chapter 8. A life Course Perspective on Parenting within Transnational Families: The Interplay Between the Institutional Contexts and Migrant Parents' Strategies (Charlotte Melander).- Chapter 9. Elderly Parents as a Resource for their Adult Migrant Children (Mihaela Haragus).- Chapter 10. Parenting from a Distance: The Shifting Topology of Care in the Net Era (Carlotta Monini).- Chapter 11. Gender Practices in Transnational Families (Viorela Ducu).- Afterword.- Chapter 12. Reframing Transnational Childhoods and Parenting from a Cosmopolitan Perspective (Aron Telegdi-Csetri).