Family Life in Transition: Borders, Transnational Mobility, and Welfare Society in Nordic Countries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Family Life in Transition

Borders, Transnational Mobility, and Welfare Society in Nordic Countries, 1st Edition

Edited by Johanna Hiitola, Kati Turtiainen, Sabine Gruber, Marja Tiilikainen


224 pages

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This volume examines the ways in which bordering practices influence the everyday lives of racialized parents in the changing welfare states of Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Focusing on the need to negotiate, adjust, and reconcile family life, parenthood and parenting practices in the face of national, material, ideological, cultural, religious, and moral borders, it considers the manner in which these processes are complicated by recent changes in the legitimation of Nordic welfare states.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Changing Welfare State

Kati Turtiainen, Johanna Hiitola, Sabine Gruber and Marja Tiilikainen

2. Decoupling Spheres of Belonging in the Nordic Welfare States

Valtteri Vähä-Savo

Part 1: Welfare State and Services

3. Guiding Migrant Parents in Nordic Welfare States – Cases from Norway and Sweden

Beret Bråten, Kristina Gustafsson and Silje Sønsterudbråten

4. Urban Sámi Families in Finland – Crossing Borders with Languages

Tuuli Miettunen

5. Migrant Families, Integration, and Borders in Swedish Foster Home Services

Sabine Gruber

6. Lithuanian Families in Norway and their Fear of the Child Protection Agency

Marit Aure and Darius Daukšas

7. Representations of Mothering of Migrant Finns

Minna Zechner and Tiina Tiilikka

Part 2: Transnational Families

8. Transnational Commuting of Estonian Men in Two Generations

Keiu Telve

9. The Role of Trust and Reciprocity in Transnational Care Towards Children

Charlotte Melander, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen and Ingrid Höjer

10. Everyday Transnational Russian-Finnish Family Relations in a Finnish Rural Border Area

Olga Davydova-Minguet and Pirjo Pöllänen

11. Temporality and Everyday (In)Security in the Lives of Separated Refugee Families

Johanna Leinonen and Saara Pellander

Part 3: Enacting Citizenship and Respectable Parenthood

12. Finnish Somali Fathers, Respectability, and Transnational Family Life

Marja Tiilikainen

13. Migrant Parents Enacting Citizenship in School-Home Collaboration

Marta Padovan-Özdemir and Barbara Day

14. Khanevadehye Mohtaram: Iranian Migrant Parents Struggling for Respectability

Zeinab Karimi

15. Newcomer Mothering, Techniques of Citizenship, and Ambiguous Incorporation Regimes

Camilla Nordberg

16. Small Agency and Precarious Residency in Afghan Refugee Families

Johanna Hiitola, Kati Turtiainen and Jaana Vuori

About the Editors

Johanna Hiitola is Senior Researcher at the Migration Institute of Finland.

Kati Turtiainen is Senior Lecturer at the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, University of Jyväskylä, Finland and the author of Possibilities of Trust and Recognition between Refugees and Authorities: Resettlement as a Part of Durable Solutions of Forced Migration.

Sabine Gruber is Lecturer in Social Work at Linköping University, Sweden.

Marja Tiilikainen is Senior Researcher at the Migration Institute of Finland and co-editor of Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families: Marriage, Law and Gender.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Family Sociology

This series presents the latest research on the sociology of the family, with particular attention to family dynamics, changing family forms and the impact of events in the life-course and societal transformation on family practices.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General