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The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism

The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism

Global and Development Perspectives

International Handbooks on Gender series

Edited by Laura Oso and Natalia Ribas Mateos

The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism represents a state-of-the-art review of the critical importance of the links between gender and migration in a globalising world. It draws on original, largely field-based contributions by authors across a range of disciplinary provenances worldwide.

Chapter 14: Bolivian migrants in Spain: transnational families from a gender perspective

Sònia Parella

Subjects: development studies, development economics, family and gender policy, migration, economics and finance, development economics, geography, human geography, politics and public policy, migration, social policy and sociology, family and gender policy, migration, urban and regional studies, migration


According to Basch et al. (1994, p. 238), ‘family processes and relations between people defined as kin constitute the initial foundation for all other types of transnational social relations’. Migratory flows generate micro-social processes that require families to make adjustments over time and across space within the constraints exercised by broader, complex and inter connected economic, political and social processes.

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