Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 535508
Sist endret: 7. mars 2017 11:53

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 535508
Sist endret: 7. mars 2017 11:53
Prosjekt

Children's Migration in Historical and Cross-cultural Perspectives

prosjektleder

Tatek Abebe
ved Institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Faglig utviklingsarbeid

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
73596247
Sted
Tatek Abebe

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. januar 2017 Slutt: 31. desember 2018

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Children's Migration in Historical and Cross-cultural Perspectives

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Hegemonic discourses on children’s mobility draw on minority middle-class childhood, which situates children inside nuclear families. Child migration is contested, and policy responses tend to "criminalize" its rationales. By bringing together perspectives from history, childhood studies, and migration studies, this project addresses issues of interest to academics and policy makers through three two-days thematic workshops, exploring: A) How Nordic countries have historically employed child relocation as an integral part of child upbringing, exploring similarities and differences between relocation practices in history and contemporary child migration (Iceland, 7-8 March 2017), B) The link between mundane forms of child migration, cultural expectations, safety, nurture, education, and improvement of economic prospects among populations experiencing poverty (Norway, 25-27 April 2018) and C) Nordic institutions’ engagements with discourses, policies, and practices linked to child migration, particularly in the global south (Finland, 1-3 November 2017). Applying historical and interdisciplinary perspectives, we bring together stakeholders to improve intervention practices for migrant children. The outcome of the workshops includes an edited anthology, a special issue of Children’s Geographies, and two grant applications submitted to the National Research Councils in the Nordic region for comparative research on the lives of children on the move internationally.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The overall objective of the proposed workshops is to understand the complex structures, realities, narratives, discourses, and policies linked to children who migrate on their own in spatial and temporal perspectives. Each workshop will have specific yet complementary objectives: 1) Elucidate how societies in diverse Nordic countries have historically rationalized child migration, 2) Examine how discourses and policies of migration are conceptualized and reproduced for, with, and by children, and 3) Explore and theorize the link between everyday daily and generational reproduction and mundane forms of child migration. Academically, the workshops will enhance critical perspectives about how, when, and under what circumstances children are involved in migration and with what consequences. From a policy angle, the workshops will allow juxtaposition of Nordic experiences of child relocation with international and, in particular, Nordic institutions and associations’ experiences with such mobility both "at home" and in the context of the global south. Collectively the workshops bridge the knowledge-praxis gap by anchoring the lives and experiences of child migrants at the heart of historical, cultural, political, and economic transformations. The insights generated will inform—and are informed by—theories on how narratives translate into shaping interventions that are meant to "govern" migrant children’s lives in an interconnected world.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Tatek Abebe

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Marit Ursin

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for pedagogikk og livslang læring ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
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