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Transnational Practices and Emotional Belonging among Early 20th-Century Greek Migrants in the United States

Psychico College, HAEF Athens, 15452 Athens, Greece
Genealogy 2020, 4(3), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy4030090
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 12 August 2020 / Accepted: 18 August 2020 / Published: 27 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transnational Families: Europe and the World)
This article aims at studying transnational families dispersed among Greece and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. It examines the ways in which transnationalism was a common way of being, acting and feeling strongly associated with the available “technologies” of those times, namely photographs, letters and private financial and judicial records. The focus is purposefully micro-historical, analyzing the private collections of two families in a small mountainous village community of the Greek south. Its purpose is to manifest the ways in which transnational families communicated, exchanged items, thoughts and emotions, fulfilled economic obligations and marital aspirations and, overall, created “proxy” transnational spaces. At the same time, shifting the focus to individuals, it aims at presenting the diversities of transnationalism as a lived experience, as unfolded in the personal records of migrants and their kin. Further, it explores transnationalism as a holistic, multi-faceted and all-encompassing ground, with its dynamics influencing not only migrants, but also their families and societies back in the homeland. View Full-Text
Keywords: transnationalism; emotions; correspondence; photography; gender; family; economics; marriage transnationalism; emotions; correspondence; photography; gender; family; economics; marriage
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Dounia, M. Transnational Practices and Emotional Belonging among Early 20th-Century Greek Migrants in the United States. Genealogy 2020, 4, 90.

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