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Caribbean second-generation return migration: transnational family relationships with ‘left-behind’ kin in Britain

Caribbean second-generation return migration: transnational family relationships with ‘left-behind’ kin in Britain

Reynolds, Tracey (2011) Caribbean second-generation return migration: transnational family relationships with ‘left-behind’ kin in Britain. Mobilities, 6 (4). pp. 535-551. ISSN 1745-0101 (Print), 1745-011X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2011.603946)

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Abstract

There has been increasing research interest in second-generation return migration to the Caribbean. However, little is known or understood about these returnees’ relationships with ‘left-behind’ kin in Britain. Drawing on qualitative data, the paper examines this issue in order to provide new insights into existing research on second-generation return migration. Special attention is given to understanding the reasons why these backward links are important to the return migrants, and the variety of ways that individuals maintain, negotiate and curtail relational ties with specific family members ‘left behind’ in Britain. Social capital theory, particularly the notion of bonding social capital, is used to consider the resources and support provided by left-behind kin.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Mobilities, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2011 - Special Issue: Links to the Diasporic Homeland: Second-Generation and Ancestral ‘Return’ Mobilities.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caribbean, left-behind kin, social capital, transnational, family networks, second generation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13225

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