Princeton University Library Catalog

Mothers on the move : reproducing belonging between Africa and Europe / Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg.

Author:
Feldman-Savelsberg, Pamela, 1958- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
xvi, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
The massive scale and complexity of international migration today tends to obscure the nuanced ways migrant families seek a sense of belonging. In this book, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers back and forth between Cameroon and Germany to explore how migrant mothers through the careful and at times difficult management of relationships juggle belonging in multiple places at once: their new country, their old country, and the diasporic community that bridges them. Feldman-Savelsberg introduces readers to several Cameroonian mothers, each with her own unique history, concerns, and voice. Through scenes of their lives at a hometown association's year-end party, a celebration for a new baby, a visit to the Foreigners' Office, and many others as well as the stories they tell one another, Feldman-Savelsberg enlivens our thinking about migrants' lives and the networks and repertoires that they draw on to find stability and, ultimately, belonging. Placing women's individual voices within international social contexts, this book unveils new, intimate links between the geographical and the generational as they intersect in the dreams, frustrations, uncertainties, and resolve of strong women holding families together across continents.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Cameroonian predicaments -- Starting Cameroonian families in Berlin -- Raising Cameroonian families in Berlin -- Civic engagement -- In the shadow of the state.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780226389745 (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • 022638974X (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • 9780226389882 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • 022638988X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
  • (e-book)
LCCN:
2016005825
OCLC:
938708315
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