Cape Verdean Notions of Migrant Remittances

@inproceedings{kesson2010CapeVN,
  title={Cape Verdean Notions of Migrant Remittances},
  author={Lisa {\AA}kesson},
  year={2010}
}
The transfer of money from migrants to their non-migrant relatives is a key, symbol of the quality and meaning of transnational kinship relations. This article analyses how people in Cape Verde view migrant family members’ economic obligations and it exam­ ines the concomitant moral discourse. Through a detailed ethnographic study the article explores how gender and kinship positions interplay with the moral obligation to send remittances, and it also inquires into the differences between rural… CONTINUE READING

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