Searching for ‘success’: generation, gender and onward migration in the Iranian diaspora
作者: Melissa Kelly
作者单位: 1University of the Free State Carleton University.
刊名: Migration Letters, 2017, Vol.14 (1), pp.101-112
来源数据库: Transnational Press
原始语种摘要: This article uses the concepts of ‘transnational social fields’ and ‘habitus’ to explore the multifaceted role families play in shaping the aspirations of onward migrating youth. The article draws on biographical life history interviews conducted with the children of Iranian migrants who were raised in Sweden but moved to London, UK as adults. The findings of the study suggest that from a young age, all the participants were pressured by their parents to perform well academically, and to achieve high level careers. These goals were easier to achieve in London than in Sweden for several reasons. Interestingly, however, participants’ understandings of what constituted success and their motivations for onward migration were nuanced and varied considerably by gender. The study contributes to...
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  • success 成功
  • generation 世代
  • transnational 超越国界的
  • onward 去程的
  • gender 性别
  • their 他们的
  • achieve 达到
  • perform 履行
  • migration 迁移
  • raised 提升