Romanian Transnational Families

Gender, Family Practices and Difference

  • Viorela Ducu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Viorela Ducu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Viorela Ducu
    Pages 59-80 Open Access
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 89-106

About this book


This book explores novel aspects of transnational family research through the study of Romanian transnational families. A range of topics are covered, including the impact of lodging type upon life strategies; understudied elements in transnational relationships; gender roles in transnational communication; multinational relationships; the role of polymedia in the formation of couples; and the lives of the children of Romanian transnational families. The author presents the experiences of ‘leavers’ as well as of ‘stayers’; of the ‘highly-skilled’ as well as the ‘low-skilled’; that of women and that of men - through individual testimonies and couple interviews.

Romanian Transnational Families will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, politics, anthropology and geography.

    Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at



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    Authors and affiliations

    • Viorela Ducu
      • 1
    1. 1.Centre for Population StudiesBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

    Bibliographic information

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    • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
    • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
    • eBook Packages Social Sciences
    • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90241-8
    • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90242-5
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