Guest Editor: Isabella Crespi, University of Macerata (Italy)
Deadline for abstract submission: March 1st, 2020
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE TOPIC
In recent years, the issue of international migration is very topical and present in the global public debate, where the countries bordering the Mediterranean area are often protagonists, as places of departure, transit and destination of the migration flows. In particular, many scholars addressed the transnational experience of families and conceptualized international migrants and their kin as transnational families with increased mobility and improvements in both travel and communication technologies, more and more people are in fact experiencing transnational family lives. The main purpose of the issue is to provide an overview of different viewpoints on the relationships between migration processes and the ties among generations in migrant families. More specifically, the issue will try to offer innovative perspectives on how these specific relations are maintained, changed, reconstructed across time and space in the experiences of generations in migration. The analysis of specific intergenerational relationships within the same family are important to look for different strategies that people use to keep and develop a cultural identity that is in the middle of at least two different cultures.
SUBMISSION AND TIMING
E-mail your extended abstract in English (from 800 to 1000 words, references included) by March 1st, 2020 as e-mail attachment to: journal @ mediterraneanknowledge.org
The extended abstract has to be submitted with full title and five keywords, furthermore it has to include name of author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail for correspondence. In case of more than one author, the corresponding author needs to be indicated. The extended abstract should clearly illustrate the topic, theoretical framework, research proceedings and scientific relevance.
Publication December 2020.