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Childhood, Youth and Migration

Connecting Global and Local Perspectives


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This book shows the different ways in which migration matters in the context of global and local childhood and youth. Furthermore, it highlights that childhood, youth and migration as well as local and global perspectives need to be thought and analyzed together, to address the significant dimensions of social inequality in the context of growing up. Migration as a phenomenon is most often motivated by the search for a better life. Very often children and young people, migrating alone or together with their families, migrate to ameliorate their own or others' living conditions and seize opportunities for realizing a good life. Today as well as in the past this search for a better life is very often triggered by socio-economic reasons, war or terrorism. Against the backdrop of the topic raised above the book deals with children and young people's own perspective in countries of migration. It promotes the idea of connecting global and local issues of childhood and youth with a special focus on questions of education. It studies questions of global and local living and highlights living circumstances shaped by patterns of migration and mobility.

Author Biography

Christine Hunner-Kreisel is Juniorprofessor ("Transculturality and Gender") at the University of Vechta. Her area of expertise is research on childhood and youth. Her research topics are growing up in migrant societies, as well as migration and mobility processes in Germany and Azerbaijan. She researches on the subject of well-being of children and youth with reference to questions of gender, religion and educational processes. She has expertise in qualitative research methods. Dr. Sabine Bohne is currently coordinator of the EU-Project "Gender Equality in Research and the Academia" (EGERA) at University of Vechta. Her main research topics are gender, gender based violence, equal opportunities and human rights (violations). In November 2015 she will also starts the coordination of "Refugees @ UOS" at University of Osnabruck, Germany.
Release date Australia
May 30th, 2018
Edited by Christine Hunner-Kreisel Edited by Sabine Bohne
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Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
10 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 295 p. 10 illus.
Springer International Publishing AG
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