Special Issue "Transnationalism and Genealogy"
A special issue of Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Philip Q. Yang
This Special Issue of Genealogy invites essays on the topic of “Transnationalism and Genealogy.” Transnationalism is classically defined by anthropologists Basch, Glick Schiller, and Blanc-Szanton (1994, p. 7) as “the processes by which immigrants forge and sustain multi-stranded social relations that link together their societies of origin and settlement.” The goal of this issue is to examine the relationship between transnationalism and genealogy. The impact of transnationalism on family relations, family history, and family lineage across the globe is at the center of this issue. The editorial team hopes to attract contributions from a wide spectrum of disciplines or sub-disciplines with different theoretical perspectives and various methodological orientations that can broaden and strengthen the scope and depth of genealogical studies. We are particularly interested in articles that address the following issues, although all pertinent submissions are welcome:
- The impact of immigrant transnationalism on family relations
- The role of immigrant transnationalism in writing or rewriting family histories
- The effect of immigrant transnationalism on family lineage
- The role of transnational marriage in transnational family dynamics
- Cross-border intra-ethnic, interethnic, and interracial marriages and bloodline
- The role of transnational adoption in transnational family relations
- Transnational adoption and lineage
- Prevalence of transitional families
- Transnational family arrangements including, but not limited to, transnational parents leaving their children behind, “parachute kids,” and “astronaut” families
- Transnational motherhood, fatherhood, and childhood, and their differences from traditional motherhood, fatherhood, and childhood
- Transnational childrearing arrangements
- Effects of migration policies on transnational families
- Contexts in the countries of origin and destination and decisions on transnational family separation or reunification
- Transnational migration and familial naming practices
- New horizons or insights brought by transnationalism to the field of genealogy
Prof. Dr. Philip Q. Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- family relations
- family history
- family lineage
- transnational marriage
- transitional families
- transnational adoption
- transnational migration