“I’ve got two houses, one in Bangladesh, one in London... everybody has”: locality and belonging(s)

Mand, Kanwal (2010) “I’ve got two houses, one in Bangladesh, one in London... everybody has”: locality and belonging(s) Childhood, 17 (2). pp. 273-287. ISSN 0907-5682

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Abstract

This article explores the experiences of ‘home’ for British-born Bangladeshi children who are active members of transnational families. The article illustrates that these children, who are mobile between Sylhet and London, play an active role in maintaining transnational linkages. The article critiques the omission of children’s perspectives in understanding ideas and practices of ‘home’ within the diaspora and among transnational families. A key finding is that while children identify Sylhet and London as ‘home’, the experience of these places differs in accordance with the different social relations, practices and material circumstances through which they experience these places.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bangladesh; children; home; London; practices; transnationalism
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/0907568210365754
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:8741
Deposited By:editor sass
Deposited On:14 Jun 2011 16:37
Last Modified:28 Jan 2014 11:52

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