Dai “lavoratori ospiti” alle famiglie transnazionali. Com’è cambiato il “posto” della famiglia nei migration studies

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] From "guest workers" to transnational families. How the "place" of the family in migration studies has changed

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Abstract

In the last 20 years, family has gained a very important role, both for the extension of the research field and the rethinking of integration models: the challenge is to adopt a new analytical perspective, represented by the family and its strategies to survive and develop, a fundamental decisional unit as far as migration choices and strategies are concerned. Identified as one of the major social processes through which the globalisation breaks into the various social institutions and structures, unhinging old approaches soaked of methodological nationalism, international migrations legitimate the emerging transnational paradigm: the transnational family is a very good example of the persistence of transnational belonging and practices along with the passing of generations; in the meantime, it reveals the salience of the feedback effects produced by migration in one and in the other side of the migration process. Finally, emblematic example of the gap between the social processes and their regulation, migrations question our societies about the human and social costs of globalisation, particularly in relation with the migrants children’s experience.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] From "guest workers" to transnational families. How the "place" of the family in migration studies has changed
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa migrazione come evento familiare, Studi interdisciplinari sulla famiglia" n.23
EditorsEUGENIA SCABINI, GIOVANNA ROSSI
Pages167-192
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Immigrazione
  • famiglia
  • family
  • immigration
  • migration policies
  • politiche migratorie

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