Sustaining Livelihoods in Multi‐local Settings: Possible Theoretical Linkages Between Transnational Migration and Livelihood Studies

Thieme, Susan (2008). Sustaining Livelihoods in Multi‐local Settings: Possible Theoretical Linkages Between Transnational Migration and Livelihood Studies. Mobilities, 3(1), pp. 51-71. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/17450100701797315

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Worldwide, an increasing number of people are diversifying their income sources through migration. This mobility in most cases involves only parts of the family migrating, and this results in people's livelihoods taking on a multi‐local dimension. Scholars have been studying this increasing mobility and multi‐locality by applying either a livelihoods approach or one of transnational migration, but they rarely combine the two. However, one major criticism of both approaches is that they do not make the link to other existing social theories and do not therefore permit any fundamental analysis of the relationship between the subject and society, the power relations within a society and the changes human mobility effects to power relations. To address this criticism, I shall discuss existing innovative research and propose Bourdieu's Theory of Practice as a means to fill this theoretical gap.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISSN:

1745-0101

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2018 08:41

Last Modified:

17 Sep 2018 08:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/17450100701797315

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119312

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119312

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