Families with forced migration background: policies, practices and belongings

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Teresa Consoli, Anna Elia
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/3
Language Italian Pages 11 P. 33-43 File size 215 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2023-003002
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The role played by families along the integration process is widely recognized, but not effectively thematized in practices and policies focused on migrants living in the country of arrival. The individualizing approach to the migrant encourages infantilization processes and often imposes forced separations even from family ties. The issue aims to draw attention to the trans-nationalism that characterizes the lives of many migrants, to the transfor-mation that affects family models both for minors and single adults who still refer to families who have remained in their places of origin, and for families facing on the territory of arrival the renegotiation of parental roles and expec-tations.

Keywords: forced migrations; family; asylum seekers; minors; parental skills; transnationalism.

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Teresa Consoli, Anna Elia, Introduzione. Famiglie con Forced Migration. Background: politiche, pratiche e appartenenze in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 3/2023, pp 33-43, DOI: 10.3280/MM2023-003002