'I wish, I wish...': mobility, immobility and the global ‘imaginings’ of Nigerian transnational children

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dc.contributor.author Veale, Angela
dc.contributor.author Andres, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T15:47:56Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T15:47:56Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.citation Veale, A. and Andres, C. (2014) ''I wish, I wish...': Reflections on mobility, immobility and the global 'imaginings' of Nigerian transnational children', in Veale, A. and Dona, G. (eds)., Child & Youth Migration: Mobility-in Migration in an Era of Globalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 140-162. isbn:9781137280664 en
dc.identifier.startpage 140 en
dc.identifier.endpage 162 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781137280664
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7413
dc.description.abstract Transnational migration characterised by temporary or ongoing border-crossings has been hailed as a means by which migrants can creatively sustain the economic life of their families while establishing connections and social networks in different nation states (Vertovec, 2007). Yet Al-Ali and Koser (2002) caution that transnational mobility is not equally accessible to all migrants; gender relations, household structures, legal status and access to entitlements can all act as barriers to migrant mobility. While the transnational migration literature emphasises connected social networks across bi-national locations, it has insufficiently captured the ‘stuckness’ experienced by many African transnational migrants once they reach Europe and that of their children back home. The differently-situated position of children with respect to transnational mobility is under-researched in the academic literature. While the children of the global elite can move with relative ease (Nette and Hayden 2007), the children of middle-class and poor families in the developing world, such as Africa, encounter significant barriers to transnational mobility. In particular, the left-behind children of European-based African migrant parents are part of an increasing population of children whose lives are defined by the opportunities but also the constraints of globalisation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.relation.ispartof Child & Youth Migration: Mobility-in Migration in an Era of Globalization
dc.relation.uri https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137280664
dc.rights © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014. en
dc.subject Transnational migration en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Development en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Families en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Nigeria en
dc.subject Immigrants en
dc.subject Politics en
dc.subject Asylum en
dc.title 'I wish, I wish...': mobility, immobility and the global ‘imaginings’ of Nigerian transnational children en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Angela Veale, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.veale@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-01-31T15:33:26Z
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dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.placepublication Basingstoke en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.veale@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::SSH/235548/EU/NORFACE Transnational Programme on Migration in Europe/NORFACE PLUS en

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