“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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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.
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