When "expatriation" is a matter of family. Opportunities, barriers and intimacies in international mobility

Migration Letters

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Title When "expatriation" is a matter of family. Opportunities, barriers and intimacies in international mobility
 
Creator
Zittoun, Tania
 
Subject Social Sciences
mobility; expatriates; family; intimacy
 
Description This special issue aims at understanding expatriate mobility with a special focus on the role of family and intimacy, and brings together different case-studies, built through different theoretical perspectives. These allow approaching expatriate mobile families along two main lines: as part of the making of life trajectories, and as these are shaped by, and are shaping, professional trajectories. This editorial highlights the contributions of the various articles, before addressing a series of emerging issues. Among these, it questions the very notion of expatriate in the light of family life, shows the evolution of families in repeated mobility, and brings to the fore the importance of temporality and timing in these family lives, as well as that of reflexivity in mobility. As a whole, the various contributions of this special issue complement each other in illustrating the complexities of expatriates migration and family life in times of increasing global mobility, but also, they raise theoretical discussions, point to possible empirical implications, and suggest avenues for further investigations.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Editorial
Editorial
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/977
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 1 (2018): SI: When Expatriation is a Matter of Family. Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriates Mobility; 1-16
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/977/656
 

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