Edited by Jacqueline Bhabha, Jyothi Kanics and Daniel Senovilla Hernández
Chapter 7: Migrant children (including Roma children) from the Balkans and East Europe
Drawing on rich field research experience investigating children from the Balkan area, this chapter sets out to deconstruct some of the complex sociological mechanisms driving contemporary child migration from Eastern Europe. Widely held misconceptions linked to myths and clichés of poverty, immigration, or ethnic stereotyping continue to fuel this phenomenon often leading professionals and institutions to fail to correctly identify and protect children from Eastern Europe. This chapter also approaches the problem from the innovative perspective of the child migrants themselves, and explores their legitimate aspirations to attain a personal image of self-worth and social recognition in the eyes of their peers.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.