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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sole author of volume introduction, also editor of volume.
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Katy Gardner
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 10:09
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 10:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130
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