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Transnational Families in Africa: Migrants and the Role of Information Communication Technologies

When: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
Emthonjeni Centre Seminar room 2, Wits, Central Campus
Start time:16:00

RSVP by Monday 11 March to for In-person attendance.

This book capture the stories of transnational African families and their use of digital media in mediating their experiences of migration.

Through the lens of a unique interdisciplinary collaboration - psychology, migration and social studies - this book addresses an important gap in transnational family studies by highlighting the opportunities and challenges of migration, care and digital connection from African perspectives. Transnational Families in Africa analyses the highs and lows of family separation as a result of migration in three contexts: migration within South Africa from rural to urban areas; migration from other African countries into South Africa; It provides a ground-breaking contribution to global debates on migration from the Global South. 
You can find more info and the content listing of the book

Professor Ingrid Palmary (University of Johannesburg) will be the guest speaker and discussant with the editors of this book, Prof Maria Marchetti-Mercer, Prof Leslie Swartz and Prof Loretta Baldassar, together with some of the contributors.

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