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Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
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Coming Home to an (Un)familiar Country

The Strategies of Returning Migrants

Authors: Dzięglewski, Mariusz

  • Combines micro and macro approaches to return migrants’ life trajectories to paint a full picture of returnees’ “life worlds”
  • Provides an alternative to the dominant transnational approach to return migration
  • Creates a typology or taxonomy of returning migrants’ strategies cutting across five dimensions, giving a holistic and multidimensional perspective on migration
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-64296-9
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About this book

This volume focuses on the process of return migration, from a holistic and policy-oriented perspective. Studies in return migration, which remains a vibrant field for academics, researchers, and policy-makers, have provided a large body of knowledge on particular issues, but generally fall along two lines: they are either broad macro analyses and models (especially economic ones) or narrow ethnographic views (anthropological, sociological, or psychological). This volume attempts to chart a course between these two approaches, combining returning migrants’ life trajectories, as seen by themselves, with analysis of the structural processes that have taken place in the last three decades in Europe and in Poland, as a new EU country. In analyzing the social and cultural changes reflected in the biographies of returning migrants, the author uses a framework based on an original synthesis of Alfred Schütz’s phenomenological approach, focusing on the returnees’ “life words,” with the social realism of Margaret Archer, focusing on the concerns and projects of individuals interacting with social and cultural structures.

About the authors

Mariusz Dzięglewski is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland, where he also runs an inLAB – Research and Innovation Centre focusing on professional qualitative and quantitative research in culture, education, and B&R.

Buy this book

eBook 64,19 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 27. Februar 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-64296-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 80,24 €
price for Germany (gross)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coming Home to an (Un)familiar Country
Book Subtitle
The Strategies of Returning Migrants
Authors
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64296-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64296-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64295-2
Series ISSN
2662-2602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 371
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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