Accepted paper:

Transnational families, migration and gender: Romanian Roma in Romanian villages and in Helsinki

Authors:

Airi Markkanen (University of Eastern Finland)
Anca Enache (Helsinki University)

Paper short abstract:

This paper investigates the experiences of migration and transnational life among the Romanian Roma families circulating between Romania and Finland. It looks specifically at the role of migration in shaping the households and lives of these families from the perspective of women and children.

Paper long abstract:

This paper explores the lived experiences of migration and transnational livelihood among the Romanian Roma families circulating in between Romania and Finland. It looks specifically at the roles of migration and transnationalism in shaping the households, lives of these families and the conditions as well as roles of women in them. The experiences, position and processes lived by children in migration as part of their everyday life are examined as well, from the perspective and through the voice of children themselves. The study is based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Helsinki and in Romania.

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