Transnational Families: Theorising Migration, Emotions and Belonging

  title={Transnational Families: Theorising Migration, Emotions and Belonging},
  author={Zlatko Skrbi{\vs}},
  journal={Journal of Intercultural Studies},
  pages={231 - 246}
  • Z. Skrbiš
  • Published 3 July 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
The transnational family is a symptom of our increasingly globalised lives, which take place across borders and boundaries, thereby eroding the possibilities that places of birth, life and dying will coincide. The idea of transnational family implies dynamics, flux and change, yet it is also embedded in unyielding and stable structures that impact upon the experiences of family members. These structures are represented by the institutions of the host society, the restrictions imposed by… 

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