Diaspora Childhoods

An increasing number of people around the world, including millions of children, identify with different global and transnational diaspora communities (i.e., groups of people living outside their home countries). To avoid the neglect of children in research on diaspora communities and cultures and in studies on the social and cultural transformations caused by migration, one must ask what makes diaspora childhood(s) different from what is usually understood and conceptualized as childhood. Diaspora childhood in this entry is approached as a discursive construction and an object of empirical studies on children and childhoods in particular social spaces and conditions that have emerged from transnational migration.

Diaspora studies and childhood studies, along with migration studies, research on transnationalism, and research on ethnic and racialized relations are multidisciplinary research ...

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