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Transnational family exchanges in senior Canadian immigrant families

TitleTransnational family exchanges in senior Canadian immigrant families
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMandell, N., King K., Preston V., Weiser N., Kim A., and Luxton M.
EditorMan, G., and Cohen R.
Book Title{Transnational voices: Studies in family, work and identity}
Pages75 - 98
PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press
Abstract

Engendering Transnational Voices examines the transnational practices and identities of immigrant women, youth, and children in an era of global migration and neoliberalism, addressing such topics as family relations, gender and work, schooling, remittances, cultural identities, caring for children and the elderly, inter- and multi-generational relationships, activism, and refugee determination. Expressions of power, resistance, agency, and accommodation in relation to the changing concepts of home, family, and citizenship are explored in both theoretical and empirical essays that critically analyze transnational experiences, discourses, cultural identities, and social spaces of women, youth, and children who come from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; are either first- or second-generation transmigrants; are considered legal or undocumented; and who enter their adopted country as trafficked workers, domestic workers, skilled professionals, or students. The volume gives voice to individual experiences, and focuses on human agency as well as the social, economic, political, and cultural processes inherent in society that enable or disable immigrants to mobilize linkages across national boundaries.

URLhttps://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Books/E/Engendering-Transnational-Voices