Childhood And Parenting In Transnational Settings.
Ducu, Viorela. Nedelcu, Mihaela. Telegdi-Csetri, Áron.
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This book describes children, youth, and parents in the newly configured worlds of transnational families. Focus is put on children born abroad, brought up abroad, studying abroad, in vulnerable situations, and/or subject to trafficking. The book also provides insight into the delicate relationships that arise with parents, such as migrant parents who are parenting from a distance, elderly parents supporting migrant adult children, fathers left behind by migration, and Eastern-European parents in Nordic countries. Following an overview that discusses childhood and parenting in the age of movement, Part 1 focuses on children of transnational families and includes chapters on mobile childhoods in Filipino international migration, childcare practices with Chinese children in Hungarian homes, the vulnerability of Romanian children left behind to human trafficking, the role of Romanian-naturalized youth in reconfiguring Moldavian transnational families, and the role of gender in caring for children and the elderly in transnational families. Part 2 explores the challenges of migration in parenting and includes chapters on the modernization of fatherhood in transnational families of Ukrainian migrant women, the shifting topology of care in the internet era, caregiving arrangements of East European labor migrants in Sweden, older parents in Romania as a resource for their migrant adult children, grandparents caring for their grandchildren in Switzerland and the diversity of transnational care arrangements among EU and Non-EU migrant families, and gender practices in transnational families. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
cross cultural studies; children of immigrants; migrant workers; family relationships; parent child relationships; Europe; human trafficking; father involvement; Human sex differences; Intergenerational relationships; foster grandparents; parental absence; child rearing;