8    Migration Biographies andTransnational Social Support

Transnational Family Care and theSearch for ‘Homelandmen’

Désirée Bender, Tina Hollstein, LenaHuber, and Cornelia Schweppe

MIGRATION BIOGRAPHIES AND TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL SUPPORT

This chapter focuses on forms and processes of transnational social support in the context of individual biographies of migration. The emphasis is on investigating what forms of transnational support become important at which moments and in which situations during the migration process; and what role they play in the migration process and in the life of a migrant. Thus, the relation between migration biographies and transnational social support is at the centre of this chapter.

To date, biographical analysis has ...

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