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Palgrave Macmillan

Child and Youth Migration

Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization

ISBN 9781137280664
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Migration across multiple borders is a defining feature of the time in which we live, and children are central to this contemporary migration phenomenon. A core aim of this volume is to contribute at an empirical level to knowledge about the intersection between children, migration, and mobilities by highlighting underresearched child and youth short-term and micro movements within major migration fluxes that occur in response to migration and global change. This collection positions this complex mobility-in-migration within individual, intergenerational, and collective migratory lifespan trajectories. Drawing together empirical research from around the globe, we see how in the lives of children and young people, migration and mobility intersect so that migration is not an end state but rather is one form of movement in lives characterized by multiple journeys, short, circular or seasonal migrations, and holiday and pleasure mobilities that are dynamic and often ongoing into the future. However, left-behind children of transnational migrant parents experience physical immobility/imaginative mobility in circumstances in which restrictive migratory regimes in the receiving country make family reunification extremely difficult. Chapters use multi-sited and/or multi-temporal and virtual methodologies as researchers follow their research subjects over time and space.

Angela Veale is a Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland.

Giorgia Donà is Professor of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of East London, UK.

1. Complex Migrations, Migrant Child and Family Life Trajectories and Globalization; Angela Veale and Giorgia Donà

2. Young Migrant Trajectories from Bolivia to Argentina: Changes and Continuities in an Era of Globalization; Samantha Punch

3. Transnational/Indigenous Youth: Learning, Feeling, and Being in Globalized Contexts; Fina Carpena-Méndez

4. Jeans, Bicycles and Mobile Phones: Adolescent Migrants' Material Consumption in Burkina Faso; Dorte Thorsen

5. New Youth Mobilities: Transnational Migrations, Racialization and Global Popular Culture; Diana Yeh

6. Forced Migration and Material and Virtual Mobility among Rwandan Children and Young People; Giorgia Donà

7. 'I Wish, I Wish...' Reflections on Mobility, Immobility and the Global 'Imaginings' of Nigerian Transnational Children; Angela Veale and Camilla Andres

8. The Children Left Behind by International Migrants from Sri Lanka: Victims or Beneficiaries of Globalization?; Rajith W. D. Lakshman, Sunethra Perera and Pinnawala Sangasumana

9. Ways of Being a Child in a Dispersed Family: Multi-Parenthood and Migratory Debt between France and Mali (Soninke Homeland); Élodie Razy

10. Protecting Children or Pandering to Politics? A Critical Analysis of Anti-Child Trafficking Discourse, Policy and Practice; Neil Howard

11. Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization: Key Themes and Future Directions; Giorgia Donà and Angela Veale

Fina Carpena-Mendez, Oregon State University, USA

Neil Howard, European University Institute, Italy

Rajith W. D. Lakshman, University of Sussex, UK

Sunethra Perera, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Samantha Punch, Stirling University, UK

Elodie Razy, University of Liege, Belgium

Pinnawala Sangasumana, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Dorte Thorsen, University of Sussex, UK

Diana Yeh, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK


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