Transnational child-ship: unaccompanied minors in transnational families

Journal title MONDI MIGRANTI
Author/s Anna Elia, Valentina Fedele
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 119-139 File size 273 KB
DOI 10.3280/MM2022-002006
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The article focuses on accompanied minors as transnational subjects, main play-ers of their own migration project and agents of relations with their families of origin. The main hypothesis of the work is that this subjectivity is exercised on the one hand through minors’ protagonist in the reproduction of moral, emotional and material family bonds; on the other, through forms of child-ship that are mediat-ed, integrated and declined in the migratory experience also referring to the protec-tion system and its professionals. This hypothesis is supported by secondary data of a broader research on young migrants’ religiosity and the risk of radicalization implemented in 2018. Eleven unaccompanied minors and twenty-seven reception centres’ professionals have been interviewed in different area of Calabria.

Keywords: unaccompanied minors; transnational families; child-ship; migration; subjectivity.

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Anna Elia, Valentina Fedele, Transnational child-ship: il minore non accompagnato nella famiglia transnazionale in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2022, pp 119-139, DOI: 10.3280/MM2022-002006