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Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Adolescent Girls' Migration in The Global South

Transitions into Adulthood

Authors: Grabska, Katarzyna, de Regt, Marina, del Franco, Nicoletta

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  • Provides a complex, comparative analysis of adolescent girls’ migration and mobility
  • Analyzes a life-course approach to the adolescent migration in the Global South
  • Offers thorough field research from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan
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This book provides a nuanced, complex, comparative analysis of adolescent girls’ migration and mobility in the Global South. The stories and the narratives of migrant girls collected in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Sudan guide the readers in drawing the contours of their lives on the move, a complex, fluid scenario of choices, constraints, setbacks, risks, aspirations and experiences in which internal or international migration plays a pivotal role. The main argument of the book is that migration of adolescent girls intersects with other important transitions in their lives, such as those related to education, work, marriage and childbearing, and that this affects their transition into adulthood in various ways. While migration is sometimes negative, it can also offer girls new and better opportunities with positive implications for their future lives. The book explores also how concepts of adolescence and adulthood for girls are being transformed in the context of migration.

About the authors

Katarzyna Grabska is a social anthropologist and Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Her research focuses on gender, generation, youth, displacement, refuges, return, and social transformations. Her book Gender, Identity and Home: Nuer repatriation to South Sudan (Brewer and Boydell) received Armory Talbot Prize in 2015. She also makes documentary films, which have also received international recognition in film festivals.
Marina de Regt is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She specializes in gender, labour and migration. She is the author of Pioneers or Pawns? Women Health Workers and the Politics of Development in Yemen (Syracuse University Press 2007) and co-edited with Bina Fernandez Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East: The Home and the World (Palgrave Macmillan 2014).
Nicoletta Del Franco is Social Anthropologist and Researcher with more than 20 years experience of work and research in Bangladesh on young people and adolescents, migration and development, and gender. She has also worked with international NGOs.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Girls, Transitions and Migration

    Pages 1-29

    Grabska, Katarzyna (et al.)

  • Doing Research Among Migrant and Refugee Girls

    Pages 31-51

    Grabska, Katarzyna (et al.)

  • Situating Girls’ Migration in Three Contexts

    Pages 53-85

    Grabska, Katarzyna (et al.)

  • Becoming a Migrant, Becoming a Refugee

    Pages 87-120

    Grabska, Katarzyna (et al.)

  • Life in the Cities

    Pages 121-151

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-13083-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adolescent Girls' Migration in The Global South
Book Subtitle
Transitions into Adulthood
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00093-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00093-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00092-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13083-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 272
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
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