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Return migration and transnationalism : alternatives or complements ? (4-5 septembre 2012)

jeudi 23 février 2012

The workshop is organized in Oslo (Norway) in conjunction with the research project Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration, which is funded by the Research Council of Norway and carried out in collaboration with the University of Bristol and the Centre for Migration Research at University of Sussex.

Appel à communication jusqu’au 11 mars 2012

Extrait de la présentation en ligne :

"How are return migration and transnationalism connected ? Research has shown the prevalence of the ‘myth of return’ and return visits as ingredients of migrant transnationalism, but what do we know about the connections between different kinds of transnational identifications and practices and considerations about return migration ? Preparedness has been identified as an important success factor for return migration, but how does transnationalism affect return migrants’ preparedness for return, and how do sustained transnational ties impact on processes of ‘reintegration’ ? The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) will host a workshop entitled Return migration and transnationalism : alternatives or complements ? and invites abstracts that address these or similar questions.

Objective and scope : The workshop seeks to have a targeted focus on the connections between return migration and transnationalism. Within this limitation, we take an open approach. We invite contributions that are based on empirical research, either with a specific case or synthesizing across cases. We welcome contributions based on qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as comparative studies. We also welcome studies focusing on any dimension of volition, ranging e.g. from deportations to retirement returns, on different time scales including permanent return, circulation and the myth of return and focusing on gender dimensions. The primary objective is to better understand the connections between both considerations and experiences of return migration and sustained transnational ties."

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