Cora's experiences as a migrant caring for her elderly parents and also her own daughter back 'home' in the Netherlands inspired her contribution to the research in this book. She was a senior lecturer at before becoming first female professor and first professor of sociology, where she worked for 22 years. In offering diverse perspectives on this relatively neglected aspect of globalization, the book will be of interest to a wide readership. Her research project focuses on the impact of migration-, health- and aged care policies on transnational care. The paper examines this theme across three domains of the lived experience of African migrants and refugees in Europe: 'Livelihoods', 'Families', and 'Identities'. Taking cues from this emerging line of research, this article makes three interconnected arguments. Implications for policy -- 8.
Her research interests are in the sociology of work, women's studies, and the intersection of gender and social policy. Her research into families, transnationalism, media, communication technologies and love has, to date, been published in journals including Global Networks, Journal of Sociology, Media International Australia and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. This provocative collection of essays adds a new dimension to our understanding of nation-building through its examination of the role of intimate cultural processes. It includes 13 full-time lectureships, annual student travel bursaries to study in Italy and funding to support the Australasian Centre for Italian studies including biennial conferences. Between 1900 and 1997, more than 200 of its residents emigrated to Perth, forming a closely linked Italian-Australian community. She grew up with relatives who worked in academia, which influenced her decision to study sociology at , from which she graduated Cum Laude in 1960.
From Paesani to Global Italians is a study of the migration history and experiences of migrants from the Veneto region in the north-east of Italy. As an undergraduate, she mentor to Princess, later Queen,. The paper discusses a new analytical approach based on the social management of risks. While a great deal of analysis has tended to rest on a dichotomy between formal exclusion on the one hand and informal incorporation on the other, recent studies have begun questioning this dualistic model by examining the formal circuits of incorporation followed by unauthorized denizens at various geographical and institutional levels. First, migration cannot be understood as an individual decision, but must instead be regarded as a collective decision made by the extended family or the village.
Special Issue by invitation, Transnational Social Review. It focuses on the full range of providers of social protection from highly formalized private providers, to semi-formal, to informal social networks. There is a constant struggle in the field of migration, in which individual and collective actors involved respond to each other with different strategies. Democratic governance is increasingly focused on active citizenship. The economic benefits of migration for developing countries through remittance-sending practices have been extensively researched on the migration-development nexus. Bressan Italian migrants in Australia 2014 PhD M. Access to social protection differs widely among international migrants.
Return migration, circulation and transnational practices are significant and must be understood in order to design better migration policies. Through participant observation and analysis of ego-centred networks, I attempted to build trusting research relationships with individual refugees coming to terms with life in exile. . Torezani Latin American migrants 2009 PhD T. Wealth makes them lazy, while low earned income does not make them poor! Dr Brandhorst lectured sociology of migration and qualitative methods of social research at the University of Vienna, at the University of Applied Sciences on Social Work Bielefeld and at the University of Göttingen.
Researchers conducting qualitative descriptive studies stay close to their data and to the surface of words and events. The article underscores a paradox: the fact that formal strategies can inadvertently disrupt informal citizenship tactics, and thereby undermine the goals of an inclusive project. It describes how people respond to unprecedented mobility both voluntary and forced , globalized job markets and an ageing population. Building on my fieldwork with Ecuadorian care workers in Italy, I explore migrant women's constructions of their care needs and the limited social support they rely upon in host and home societies, as well as in the 'intermediate space' of their cross-border care practices. In particular, it provides a window into the social mechanisms that underline social protection across borders and how these mitigate old and generate new social inequalities. Co-ordinated by Loretta Baldassar Anthropology and Sociology, The University of Western Australia and , this three-year project is funded by the Australian Research Council 2015-2018.
Remittances are used not only for productive investments, but also to ensure social protection for migrants and their families, locally and transnationally, through complex formal and informal provisions. On a larger scale, while the editors and contributors share with previous works on the Italian diaspora a keen interest in the imagining of nations across national borders, here they refocus our attention to the significance of the domestic, particularly the lives of individual men and women, their families, and the communities they loved and left behind. Two main issues are explored. First, in contemporary liberal democracies, the rising tension between the illegal status of new immigrants and their limited but effective incorporation does not always pit formal law against informal practices, but is often located within law itself. Social policy is then no longer solely focussed on the guaranteeing that all individuals in an economy can fulfil their main needs in a static framework.
The general view of descriptive research as a lower level form of inquiry has influenced some researchers conducting qualitative research to claim methods they are really not using and not to claim the method they are using: namely, qualitative description. Introduction : transnational caregiving -- 2. Quite the contrary, social policy is focused on preventing contingencies to materialise, on mitigating the effects before they materialise and on coping with the unfortunate moment bad luck, shocks or unfortunate events strike. Emanuela Sala Emanuela Sala is a Ph. Much has been written on migrants' homebound commitments and obligations in terms of transnational caregiving, care chains, and the like.
Her research encompasses migration, transnational families, care, ageing, ethnicity, Cuban Anthropology and qualitative research methodologies. Her research explores the role of family in constructions of ethnicity and connections to homeland among second generation Italian-Australians. My work in this area has added to the discussion by expanding on the cultural perspective through introducing the topic of immigrants from India, living in the United States, who are involved in caregiving for their elderly parents in their country of origin. In so doing, this article also draws preliminary conclusions, based upon the main findings of the contributions in this special issue, with respect to the social protection strategies utilised by migrants and their significant others, both within and across borders. You may also be interested in seeing my grants, information about my teaching and a list of supervised PhD students. Summary Access to social protection differs widely amongst international migrants. The specific question addressed in the study is the extent to which transnational migrants are able to give care and support to their geographically distant parents as they age.