Transnational mobilities and return migration

Christou, Anastasia ORCID logoORCID: and Yeoh, Brenda (2022) Transnational mobilities and return migration. In: Handbook on Transnationalism. Yeoh, Brenda S. A. and Collins, Francis L., eds. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781789904000. [Book Section]

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This chapter first discusses conceptual linkages between notions of return, return migration and transnational mobilities before reviewing two main themes where the transnational approach has been significant in destabilising binary fixities in the way ‘return migration’ has been studied. In the first theme, we give attention to the burgeoning literature on ancestral returns, ethnic return migration and homeland visits among settled immigrants of different generations. In the second theme, we turn to the question of return among transnational migrants who undertake temporary overseas sojourns – primarily to improve personal and family livelihood opportunities – to explore issues of reintegration, adaptation, social remittances and identity negotiations. In the conclusion, we reflect on the material and emotional dimensions of transnational return as an idealised but provisional form of mobility.

Item Type: Book Section
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Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 36924
Depositing User: Anastasia Christou
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 09:40
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 10:09

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