Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Stefania Giada Meda, Isabella Crespi
    Pages 1-20
  3. Multi-ethnic Families: Negotiating Differences Across Gender and Generations

  4. Transnational Families: Managing Care and Intimate Relationships at a Distance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-263

About this book


This edited collection explores family relations in two types of  'migrant families' in Europe: mixed families and transnational families. Based on in-depth qualitative fieldwork and large surveys, the contributors analyse gender and intergenerational relations from a variety of standpoints and migratory flows. In their examination of family life in a migratory context, the authors develop theoretical approaches from the social sciences that go beyond migration studies, such as intersectionality, the solidarity paradigm, care circulation, reflexive modernization and gender convergence theory.

Making Multicultural Families in Europe will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including migration and transnationalism studies, family studies, intergenerational studies, gender studies, cultural studies, development studies, globalization studies, ethnic studies, gerontology studies, social network analysis and social work.>


Migrant families Multi-ethnic families Emigration Family reunions Mixed marriages Relational dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabella Crespi
    • 1
  • Stefania Giada Meda
    • 2
  • Laura Merla
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Education Cultural Heritage and TourismUniversity of MacerataMacerataItaly
  2. 2.The Catholic University Centre for Family Studies and ResearchUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Centre interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Familles et les SexualitésUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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