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Family Upheaval: Generation, Mobility and Relatedness among Pakistani Migrants in Denmark

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by Mikkel Rytter
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Family Upheaval: Generation, Mobility and Relatedness among Pakistani Migrants in Denmark by Mikkel Rytter

Pakistani migrant families in Denmark find themselves in a specific ethno-national, post-9/11 environment where Muslim immigrants are subjected to processes of non-recognition, exclusion and securitization. This ethnographic study explores how, why, and at what costs notions of relatedness, identity, and belonging are being renegotiated within local families and transnational kinship networks. Each entry point concerns the destructive–productive constitution of family life, where neglected responsibilities, obligations, and trust lead not only to broken relationships, but also, and inevitably, to the innovative creation of new ones. By connecting the micro-politics of the migrant family with the macro-politics of the nation state and global conjunctures in general, the book argues that securitization and suspicion-launched in the name of "integration"-escalate internal community dynamics and processes of family upheaval in unpredicted ways.

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Pages: 250
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780857459404 (DRM-PDF)

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