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The Scattered Family: Parenting, African Migrants, and Global Inequality
Today's unprecedented migration of people around the globe in search of work has had a widespread and troubling result: the separation of families. In The Scattered Family, Cati Coe offers aExpand
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Dilemmas of Culture in African Schools: Youth, Nationalism, and the Transformation of Knowledge
In working to build a sense of nationhood, Ghana has focused on many social engineering projects, the most meaningful and fascinating of which has been the state's effort to create a national cultureExpand
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Tongnaab: The History of a West African God
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What is the impact of transnational migration on family life? Women's comparisons of internal and international migration in a small town in Ghana
  • Cati Coe
  • Political Science
  • 1 February 2011
Most scholarship on the effects of transnational migration on family life has argued that such migration results in profound shifts and dislocations in family practices and gender ideologies. Much ofExpand
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What is love? The materiality of care in Ghanaian transnational families.
  • Cati Coe
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • International migration
  • 1 December 2011
In the West, economics and intimacy are assumed to occupy separate – even antithetical – domains. In Ghanaian family life, however, affection is understood to be expressed through the distribution ofExpand
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Growing Up and Going Abroad: How Ghanaian Children Imagine Transnational Migration
Migration scholars should give attention to migration as seen through children's eyes for at least two reasons. Firstly, children's perspectives help us to understand whether or not children areExpand
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The Structuring of Feeling in Ghanaian Transnational Families
Studies exploring the emotional experiences of members of transnational families have often highlighted the emotional suffering of mothers and children separated from one another as a result ofExpand
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Everyday Ruptures: Children, Youth, and Migration in Global Perspective
When people -- whether children, youth, and adults -- migrate, that migration is often perceived as a rupture, with people separated by great distances and for extended periods of time. But forExpand
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Orchestrating Care in Time: Ghanaian Migrant Women, Family, and Reciprocity
People in southern Ghana provide care by attending to and synchronizing their and others’ life courses. Women, in particular, synchronize their life courses with the developmental and aging pathwaysExpand
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