The New Diversity of Family Life in Europe

Mobile Ethnic Groups and Flexible Boundaries

  • Banu Çitlak
  • Sebastian Kurtenbach
  • Megan Lueneburg
  • Meglena Zlatkova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Banu Çitlak, Sebastian Kurtenbach, Megan Lueneburg, Meglena Zlatkova
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sascha Riedel
    Pages 7-27
  4. Sebastian Kurtenbach
    Pages 29-43
  5. Barbara Elisabeth Fulda
    Pages 81-98
  6. Meglena Zlatkova, Stoyka Penkova
    Pages 99-121
  7. Rositsa Lyubenova
    Pages 123-134
  8. Svetlana Antova
    Pages 135-148
  9. Aneliya Avdzhieva
    Pages 149-162
  10. Ina Schäfer
    Pages 211-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-235

About this book


The authors focus on families who organize their lives in transnational social spaces within and at the outer borders of Europe, to offer a new perspective on transnational family life and to advance the knowledge on borders drawn by social inequality, discrimination and political exclusion. They also discuss social mobility as inheriting different life worlds, while crossing borders. The research on the socialization of children, raised in different societies provides a better understanding of the new generations in Europe from the beginning of the XXI c. The variety of methods presented in this book is also a contribution to link Western and Eastern European perspectives as well as sociology and anthropology in order to capture a wider spectrum of social reality.

• Transnational Family Life
• Urban Sociology
• European Sociology 

Target Groups
• Researchers and students in the social sciences, migration research, social work, anthropology and sociology
• Practitioners in the field of migration, family, community and social work

The Editors
Dr. Banu Çıtlak, Assoc. Prof., University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany.
Dr. Sebastian Kurtenbach, research assistant, Institute of Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG), Bielefeld University, Germany.
Megan Lueneburg, fulbright researcher, architect, curator, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Dr. Meglena Zlatkova, Assoc. Prof., Department of Ethnology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Migration Roma Family Transnational social spaces Childhood

Editors and affiliations

  • Banu Çitlak
    • 1
  • Sebastian Kurtenbach
    • 2
  • Megan Lueneburg
    • 3
  • Meglena Zlatkova
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Applied Science ans Arts DortmundDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Interdisciplinary ResearchBielefeld University Institute of Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG)BielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Institute of EthnologyUniversity of Plovdiv Paisii HilendarskiPlovdivBulgaria
  4. 4.Institute of EthnologyUniversity of Plovdiv Paisii Hildenarski PlovdivBulgaria

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