Heike Greschke

Family Life in the Digital Age of Globalization

Critical Reflections on ‘Integration’

1Introduction

Most people think that those who come here achieve everything immediately: work, prosperity, and a life of luxury. But that’s not how it is. The people who come here out of necessity are in for a rough time, of – let’s just say – sheer survival. When you arrive with a job, it’s different, but many aren’t that lucky. Arriving without papers, without work, without acquaintances, without friends, many don’t understand a thing. And for this reason, many have problems and separate. Because there are times when you don’t even have enough to call your kids, and even when you can live with a family member, you have to pay him for the room. ...

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