"We live a life in periods" - Perceptions of mobility and becoming an expat spouse

Migration Letters

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Title "We live a life in periods" - Perceptions of mobility and becoming an expat spouse
Subject Sociology; African Studies
narratives, mobility; migration; expat spouses; Uganda
Description Deploying organizations strongly support their employees relocation with their spouses and children under the premise that families guarantee a social and practical support system (Kraimer et al. 2016). Expat spouses I have interviewed in the course of my qualitative data collection were sure that their migration experience differed significantly from their employed spouses.While for themselves relocation was a (repeated) interruption of the normal pace of life, they assumed that their husbands were provided with a ready-made life because they started work right away and were thus integrated in a local social setting. This paper explorse different perceptions of expat spouses' mobility and argues that expat spouses learn to be expat spouses through repeated relocations and "mobility work" ( Mense-Petermann and Spiegel 2016).
Publisher Transnational Press London
Date 2018-01-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Research Paper
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/957
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 1 (2018): SI: When Expatriation is a Matter of Family. Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriates Mobility; 45-54
Language eng
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/957/661

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