Gender, Family, and Adaptation of Migrants in Europe : A Life Course Perspective
Vlase, Ionela (EDT)
Voicu, Bogdan (EDT)
Palgrave Macmillan 2018/05
This volume documents the life uncertainties revealed by migrants' biographies. For international migrants, life journeys are less conventional or patterned, while their family, work, and educational trajectories are simultaneously more fragmented and intermingled. The authors discuss the challenges faced by migrants and returnees when trying to make sense of their life courses after years of experience in other countries with different age norms and cultural values. The book also examines the ways to reconcile competing cultural expectations of both origin and destination societies regarding the timing of transitions between roles to provide a meaningful account of their life courses. Migration is, itself, a major life event, with profound implications for the pursuit of migrants' life goals, organization of family life, and personal networks, and it can affect, to a considerable degree, their subjective well-being. Chapter 9 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction: Uncertain Biographies? A Focus on Migrants' Life CoursesIonela Vlase and Bogdan Voicu Part I: Life Strategies and Life-Choices Depending on Social Context 2: Fringed Life-Satisfaction? A Life-Course Perspective on the Impact of International Migration on Subjective Well-BeingBogdan Voicu 3: 'Walking Alongside' Polish Migrants in Ireland - Individual Life Courses in the Context of Political, Social and Economic ChangeJustyna Salamonska 4: And We Are Still Here': Life Courses and Life Conditions of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Retirees in SwitzerlandClaudio Bolzman and Giacomo Vagni Part II: Work and Labor Market 5: Gendered Migratory Pathways: Exploring the Work Trajectories of Long-Term Romanian MigrantsAlin Croitoru 6: Fragmented Careers, Gender, and Migration during the Great RecessionFrancesca Alice Vianello Part III: Gender and Family 7: Immigration, Transition to Parenthood and ParentingAnca Bejenaru 8: Women's Stories of Migration: Youth, Personal Agency, and Linked LivesAna Maria Preoteasa 9: Men's Migration, Adulthood, and the Performance of Masculinities Ionela Vlase 10: Conclusion: Setting Up an Agenda for Life Course Perspective in International MigrationBogdan Voicu and Ionela Vlase