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Gender, Family, and Adaptation of Migrants in Europe

A Life Course Perspective

Editors: Vlase, Ionela, Voicu, Bogdan (Eds.)

  • Applies the life course perspective in a comprehensive way that focuses on its interplay with migration, considering both the perspective of immigrants and the one of returnees
  • Uses biographic interviews that provide original and rich data and are specifically designed to give priority to the life course of migrants and returnees from an interdisciplinary, socio-anthropological perspective.
  • Addresses fields which were seldom or never addressed from a life-course approach, such as teenagers, or the effects of life satisfaction.
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About this book

This volume documents the life uncertainties revealed by migrants’ biographies. For international migrants, life journeys are less conventional or patterned, while their family, work, and educational trajectories are simultaneously more fragmented and intermingled. The authors discuss the challenges faced by migrants and returnees when trying to make sense of their life courses after years of experience in other countries with different age norms and cultural values. The book also examines the ways to reconcile competing cultural expectations of both origin and destination societies regarding the timing of transitions between roles to provide a meaningful account of their life courses. Migration is, itself, a major life event, with profound implications for the pursuit of migrants’ life goals, organization of family life, and personal networks, and it can affect, to a considerable degree, their subjective well-being.
Chapter 9 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com. 

About the authors

Ionela Vlase is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania.
Bogdan Voicu is Professor of Sociology at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania, and First Degree Research Fellow with Romanian Academy, Research Institute for Quality of Life. 

Reviews

“Migration has become a major political issue. It stirs up basic dimensions of human existence: identity, social position, gender, agency, privilege and discrimination, well-being, but also social context: institutional reactions, racist reactions, accessibility and closure. With its life-course approach to individual and contextual aspects of migration and also remigration, this volume provides a timely effort at putting this complexity into an integrative perspective.” (René Levy, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

“This book contributes to fill the gap of knowledge on the effects from migration on migrants’ lives themselves. A very new insight is the fact that a life course perspective on migrants’ trajectories during the economic crisis in Europe can explain why for non-EU migrants naturalization in the country of arrival became a solution to save their migration careers and that experiences of career fragmentation might create space for the renegotiation of gender identities.” (Ursula Apitzsch, Professor, Goethe University, Germany)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Uncertain Biographies? A Focus on Migrants’ Life Courses

    Vlase, Ionela (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Fringed Life Satisfaction? A Life-Course Perspective on the Impact of International Migration on Subjective Well-Being

    Voicu, Bogdan

    Pages 15-39

  • ‘Walking Alongside’ Polish Migrants in Ireland: Individual Life Courses in the Context of Political, Social, and Economic Change

    Salamońska, Justyna

    Pages 41-65

  • ‘And we are still here’: Life Courses and Life Conditions of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Retirees in Switzerland

    Bolzman, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Gendered Migratory Pathways: Exploring the Work Trajectories of Long-Term Romanian Migrants

    Croitoru, Alin

    Pages 93-115

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76657-7
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76656-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender, Family, and Adaptation of Migrants in Europe
Book Subtitle
A Life Course Perspective
Editors
  • Ionela Vlase
  • Bogdan Voicu
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76657-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76657-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76656-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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