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More than to Raise a Child from a Distance

Mobile Parents and Their Children Left Behind in Bulgaria
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Abstract

A few days ago my four-year old son asked me where he stayed while we, along with his father and older brother, were in Cyprus in 2012. “You stayed here with grandma and grandpa”, I answered. And the deep sense of guilt gripped my throat again.

Keywords

Migrant Parent Seasonal Worker Economic Migrant Tourist Season Transnational Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Balkan Ethnology DepartmentInstitute of Ethnology andFolklorewith Ethnographic MuseumSofiaBulgaria

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