Mobility and Family in Transnational Space
This book brings together a range of papers on transnational lives, mobility and gender studies from various disciplinary perspectives and geographical contexts, including European, African and American countries.
The thirteen contributions to the volume provide insights into transnational migration and family issues, offering a renewed theoretical approach to the differing conditions in migration access in origin societies and the scope of social inclusion in the receiving countries. The diversity of the authors’ backgrounds and the range of geographical contexts allow a wider understanding of the family in the transnational space, one that considers mobility as a developmental opportunity for individuals, whose consequences in the contemporary world have not yet been sufficiently studied.
Marzia Grassi, PhD, is a Research Fellow at ICS-ULisboa, Portugal. She has conducted a number of research projects in various locations in Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and is the author of several books and articles. She has served as the coordinator of the network on “Transnational Lives, Mobility and Gender” since 2010.
Tatiana Ferreira is a Researcher in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL and the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, where she is conducting her PhD research project “Gender and Generations: Processes of Transition to Adult Life of Young Descendants from Portuguese-speaking African Countries”. She has worked as a junior researcher in several research projects under the “Transnational Lives, Mobility and Gender” research group since 2008.
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