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By Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

The great scale and complexity of foreign migration this present day has a tendency to vague the nuanced methods migrant households search a feeling of belonging. during this ebook, Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg takes readers backward and forward among Cameroon and Germany to discover how migrant mothers—through the cautious and now and then tough administration of relationships—juggle belonging in a number of areas immediately: their new state, their outdated state, and the diasporic group that bridges them.


Feldman-Savelsberg introduces readers to numerous Cameroonian moms, every one together with her personal targeted background, issues, and voice. via scenes in their lives—at a homeland association’s year-end celebration, a party for a brand new child, a trip to the Foreigners’ workplace, and lots of others—as good because the tales they inform each other, Feldman-Savelsberg enlivens our brooding about migrants’ lives and the networks and repertoires that they draw directly to locate balance and, finally, belonging. putting women’s person voices inside overseas social contexts, this e-book unveils new, intimate hyperlinks among the geographical and the generational as they intersect within the desires, frustrations, uncertainties, and unravel of sturdy girls maintaining households jointly throughout continents.


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