The Transnational Family
New European Frontiers and Global Networks
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Transnational Family by Deborah Bryceson
Book DescriptionMigrant networks, in the form of families, associational ties and social organizations, stretch across the globe, connecting cultures and bridging national boundaries. The effects of this global networking are vast. This book is the first to stand back and explore the impact. Families living outside of their original national boundaries have had, and continue to have, a profound influence over the flow of people, goods, money and information. More in-depth perspectives reveal how immigrants face troubling issues of cultural identity, economic change, political uncertainty and social welfare. From an examination of nineteenth-century transnational families emigrating from Europe, to the Ghanaian Pentecostal diaspora in Europe today, this book combines broadly based analysis with more unusual case studies to reveal the complexities that immigrants and refugees must contend with in their daily lives. What are the experiences of migrant Turkish women living in Germany? In what ways has religion been hybridized amongst West African Muslim migrants in Paris? What are the gender relations and transnational ties amongst Bosnian refugees?Never has such a topic been more relevant. Problems relating to immigrants' and refugees' situations in their adopted countries continue to grow. This book, wide-ranging in its geographical and thematic scope, is a highly important and timely addition to debates on transnational families, immigrants and refugees.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859736760
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah Bryceson
Transnational Family, Paperback (November 2002)
Migrant networks, in the form of families, associational ties and social organizations, stretch across the globe, connecting cultures and bridging national boundaries. The effects of this global networking are vast. This title explores the impact.
Women Wielding the Hoe, Paperback (August 1995)» View all books by Deborah Bryceson
Aims to increase awareness of the importance of women agricultural producers to African material development and to expose the western biases that have traditionally pervaded the study of rural African women. This book includes an analysis of conventional research methodology.
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Author Biography - Deborah Bryceson
Deborah Bryceson Senior Research Fellow,African Studies Centre, Leiden Ulla Vuorela Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of Tampere
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