“This volume is an important contribution to the complex and challenging issue of family migration. Though a scholarly work, its accessible style will interest students, academics, policy advisers and the public.” Loretta Baldassar, Monash University Prato Centre, Italy
"Though literature of family in migration is often caught in culture-specific problematics, this book's special focus on both macro and micro levels expands its potential readership beyond scholars. A real success." Rosita Fibbi, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
"The diversity of disciplinary approaches on gender, generation and the family with an international focus alongside an emphasis on the social and cultural concomitants of migration marks this as essential reading." -- Kanwal Mand, School of Applied Social Science, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK|"This edited volume constitutes, no doubt, an important input to a better understanding of the relationship between families and international migration, taking also into account gender and intergenerational dimensions." -- European Journal of Population, Vol.28, 2012
Family-related migration is moving to the centre of political debates on migration, integration and multiculturalism in Europe. It is also more and more leading to lively academic interest in the family dimensions of international migration. At the same time, strands of research on family migrations and migrant families remain separate from – and sometimes ignorant of – each other. This volume seeks to bridge the disciplinary divides. Fifteen chapters come up with a number of common themes. Collectively, the authors address the need to better understand the diversity of family-related migration and its resulting family forms and practices, to question, if not counter, simplistic assumptions about migrant families in public discourses, to study family migration from a mix of disciplinary perspectives at various levels and via different methodological approaches and to acknowledge the state’s role in shaping family-related migration, practices and lives.
Albert Kraler is a researcher at the icmpd in Vienna and associate lecturer at the Department of Political Science and the International Development Studies Programme, both at the University of Vienna.
Camille Schmoll is assistant professor of human geography at Paris Diderot University.
Eleonore Kofman is professor of gender, migration and citizenship at Middlesex University, where she also serves as co-director of the Social Policy Research Centre.
Martin Kohli is professor of sociology at the European University Institute in Florence and director of the Research Group on Aging and the Life Course at the Free University of Berlin.