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Relative distance, kinship, migration, and Christianity between Kenya and the United Kingdom, Leslie Fesenmyer, University of Birmingham.

Summary
The socio-economic and political uncertainties of Kenya in the 1990s jeopardised what many saw as the promises of modernity. An increasing number of Kenyans migrated, many to Britain, a country that felt familiar from Kenyan history. Based on extensive fieldwork in Kenya and the United Kingdom, Leslie Fesenmyer's work provides a rich, historically nuanced study of the kinship dilemmas that underlie transnational migration and explores the dynamic relationship between those who migrate and those who stay behind. Challenging a focus on changing modes of economic production, 'push-pull' factors, and globalisation as drivers of familial change, she analyses everyday trans-national family life. Relative Distance shows how quotidian interactions, exchanges, and practices transform kinship on a local and global scale. Through the prism of intergenerational care, Fesenmyer reveals that the question of who is responsible for whom is not only a familial matter but is at the heart of relations between individuals, societies, and states
Table Of Contents
Securing the future: family, livelihoods, and mobility -- Aspirations, obligations, and imagination in family migration -- The making of 'migrants' -- Kinship dilemmas: negotiating relatedness across space -- Weddings as transnational household rituals: marriage and other intimate relations -- Change and continuity: the social reproduction of families between Kenya and the United Kingdom
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Jun 2023)
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 231 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781009335065

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