Children And Migration: At The Crossroads Of Resiliency And Vulnerability.
Ensor, Marissa O. Gozdziak, Elzbieta M.
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This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the increasingly common phenomenon of child migration from the perspective of the children themselves. Situating child migration at the nexus of resiliency and vulnerability, the book focuses on the local conditions that frame child migrants’ lives as well as analyzes the broader issues of poverty, underdevelopment, conflict, and displacement that mark the movement of children within and across national borders. Following an introduction, Part 1 addresses the issues of research, voice and representation. Chapters discuss conceptualizations, approaches, and issues surrounding migrant children, migrant children in Haiti and domestic labor and the politics of representation, and the crossroads of childhood, media, and migration. Part 2 reviews polices concerning migrant children and includes chapters on the production of criminal migrating children in France through surveillance, detention, and deportation, protecting the rights of internally displaced children, and stateless infants, children, and youth. Part 3 focuses on rethinking practices and creating spaces for agency. Chapters discuss unaccompanied minors in British Columbia and their migration and trafficking, perspectives, responses, and challenges in aiding trafficked children in the United States, and child circulation among the Maasai of Kenya. The final part explores new opportunities and includes chapters that discuss sites of agency and power in child labor migration in Bangladesh, the perspectives of transnational students on schooling in the United States and Mexico, and children of migrant heritage and equality of opportunity in France. The book concludes with recommendations for improving services to migrant children. 8 figures, 9 tables, and numerous references.
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS; UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN; UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS; DEPORTATION; MIGRANT CHILDREN; MIGRANT WELFARE SERVICES; RESILIENCE; POLICY FORMATION; HUMAN TRAFFICKING; CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES