PARENT–CHILD SEPARATION IN ANGOLAN TRANSNATIONAL FAMILIES
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Globalization increased the number of transnational families all over the world. The way of life created by transnationalism leads to changes in family relationships, creates a specific dynamics, implies care at distance and produces various forms of parenting. Starting from the analysis of transnational families between Angola and Portugal, the aim of this paper is to understand the effects of migration on parent-child relationship trying to perceive how parenting at a distance is conceived by the actors: migrant parents in Portugal and children in Angola. Drawing on interviews made with migrant parents and children, the paper explores the functioning of the parental relationship at distance.
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