Mothers on the Move

We are always on the move, for ourselves and for our children. magni , Berlin 2009 Toward the beginning of our multiyear friendship and year of intense collaboration regarding maternity, mobility, and belonging, my Cameroonian research ...

Mothers on the Move

The massive scale and complexity of international migration today tends to obscure the nuanced ways migrant families seek a sense of belonging. In this book, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explore how migrant mothers—through the careful and at times difficult management of relationships—juggle belonging in multiple places at once: their new country, their old country, and the diasporic community that bridges them. Feldman-Savelsberg introduces readers to several Cameroonian mothers, each with her own unique history, concerns, and voice. Through scenes of their lives—at a hometown association’s year-end party, a celebration for a new baby, a visit to the Foreigners’ Office, and many others—as well as the stories they tell one another, Feldman-Savelsberg enlivens our thinking about migrants’ lives and the networks and repertoires that they draw on to find stability and, ultimately, belonging. Placing women’s individual voices within international social contexts, this book unveils new, intimate links between the geographical and the generational as they intersect in the dreams, frustrations, uncertainties, and resolve of strong women holding families together across continents.

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Mothers on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-09 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The massive scale and complexity of international migration today tends to obscure the nuanced ways migrant families seek a sense of belonging. In this book, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explore how migrant mothers—through the careful and at times difficult management of relationships—juggle
Medieval Animals on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: László Bartosiewicz, Alice M. Choyke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-24 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book investigates relations between humans and animals over several centuries with a focus on the Middle Ages, since important features of our perceptions regarding animals have been rooted in that period. Elucidating various aspects of medieval human-animal relationships requires transdisciplinary discourse, and so this book aims to reconcile the
On the Move
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Scotti Cohn
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

Learn which animals migrate due to seasonal food changes and which animals migrate according to their life cycles.
Fish on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Nataša Rogelja, Alenka Janko Spreizer
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: Springer

This book analyses the relation between different discourses and actors through an ethnographic approach, showing not only how fishermen in Slovenia respond to international political economy, how they struggle to survive but also how they generate small changes. Fishing in the northeastern part of the Adriatic Sea makes for a
Africa on the Move
Language: en
Pages: 161
Authors: Hana Horáková, Stephanie Rudwick, Martin Schmiedl
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

Africa is on the move. New geopolitical constellations have prompted individuals and groups to escape war, authoritarian regimes, environmental crises, and poverty. This has led to multiple migration patterns and complex mobilities of African people within and outside of Africa. This volume demonstrates that there is no unifying way to