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Relative distance: practices of relatedness among transnational Kenyan families

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In this thesis I examine familial dynamics and relations between Kenyan migrants in London and their non-migrant kin remaining in Kenya. Two transnational family configurations predominate: younger migrants and their non-migrant parents and siblings, and older transnational couples (migrant wives and non-migrant husbands). If migration is understood as a morally-laden social process, then how migrant and non-migrant kin engage with the distance(s) between them become the grounds on which ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-11-07

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