Childhood and Parenting in Transnational Settings

von: Viorela Ducu, Mihaela Nedelcu, Aron Telegdi-Csetri

Springer-Verlag, 2018

ISBN: 9783319909424 , 204 Seiten

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Childhood and Parenting in Transnational Settings


This book describes children and youth on the one hand and parents on the other within 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 of 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.  It also touches upon life strategies developed in response to migration situations, such as the transfer of care, transnational (virtual) communication, common visits (to and from), and the co-presence of family members in each other's (distant) lives. As such this book provides a wealth of information for researchers, policy makers and all those working in the field of migration and with migrants.

The chapter 'Afterword: Gender Practices in Transnational Families' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

Viorela Ducu has a strong research interest in alternative family types, such as ethnically/nationally mixed and transnational families. At present, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the project 'Intergenerational solidarity in the context of work migration abroad - The situation of elderly left at home' and  principal investigator of the project Confronting difference through the practices of transnational families at the Centre for Population Studies, at the Babe?-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.

Mihaela Nedelcu holds a PhD in sociology and she is Associate Professor at the Sociology Institute, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Her research in the field of Migration studies focuses on transnational families, ageing migrants, highly skilled migrations, e-diasporas, e-borders and questions, in particular, the impact of digital technologies on migration processes through a cosmopolitan lens.

Áron Telegdi-Csetri, PhD in Political Philosophy, has dealt with Kant's political philosophy in his thesis, reaching out towards contemporary cosmopolitanism in his post-doctoral projects. He has interests in models of cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, with an emphasis on cosmopolitan education and socialization. At present, he is Voluntary Researcher in the project Confronting difference through the practices of transnational families at the Center for Population Studies at the Babe?-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.