Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families

By bi'bak, 2018, Publishing company Archive Books, Publisher bi'bak, Cooperation partners Archive Books, Language English, Page count 184, ISBN 978-3-943620-79-5

Labor migration is worldwide creating new models of the transnational family, which despite geographical distances strives to maintain contact between the separated family members. But, how is the relationship between parents and children to be redefined whenever gifts and material support take the place of shared experience? When physical closeness has to take second place to communication programs like Skype and WhatsApp? How does this changing family landscape impact children and their parents? BITTER THINGS retraces positions on this topic from the 1960s right up to present day perspectives.

With contributions by Ayşe Akalın, Liliana Corobca, Ok-Hee Jeong, Halyna Kruk, Georg Matzouranis, Maria Papoulias, Stefano Polis, Maike Suhr, Janka Vogel, Gülcin Wilhelm.

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