Reintegration Strategies

Conceptualizing How Return Migrants Reintegrate

  • Katie┬áKuschminder

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Katie Kuschminder
    Pages 1-28
  3. Katie Kuschminder
    Pages 29-56
  4. Katie Kuschminder
    Pages 121-151
  5. Katie Kuschminder
    Pages 183-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


This book critically examines and theorizes the process of how return migrants reintegrate into their countries of origin. The result is a new methodology for understanding the experiences of return migrants, or their 'reintegration strategies'. This approach demonstrates that reintegration strategies differ by type of return migrant, leading to variations in how far they are able to contribute to the development of their nation states. The author uses female return migration to Ethiopia as a case study, focusing on the impact of gender on reintegration strategies to analyse the connection between return migration and social change. This book will appeal to scholars of migration and refugee studies, as well as a wider audience of sociologists, anthropologists, demographers and policy makers.


Ethiopia Female returnees Gender Transnationalism Reintegration Return Migration Assisted voluntary return integration asylum seekers repatriation Assimilation vernacularize instrumental returns Expressive returns chain migration deportation diaspora return professional migration student migration domestic worker migration

Authors and affiliations

  • Katie┬áKuschminder
    • 1
  1. 1.Global Governance ProgramEuropean University InstituteFlorenceItaly

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