New book on multicultural and transnational families at Palgrave Macmiallan

Dear colleagues, 

I am happy to let you know that a new book focused on multicultural and transnational families in Europe has been recently released by Palgrave Macmiallan. Please feel free to get back to me if you would like to make a review and I’ll forwad you addresses of conatact people. 

Chees, Alissa Tolstokorova

Making Multicultural Families in Europe: Gender and Intergenerational Relations. Crespi, Isabella, Giada Meda, Stefania, Merla, Laura (Eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

The book is published in three formats:

– Hardback and e-book on Palgrave MacMillan’s website:

– Downloadable pdf version (either in one piece or each chapter separately) on Springer’s website:

This edited collection explores family relations in two types of  ‘migrant families’ in Europe: mixed families and transnational families. Based on in-depth qualitative fieldwork and large surveys, the contributors analyse gender and intergenerational relations from a variety of standpoints and migratory flows. In their examination of family life in a migratory context, the authors develop theoretical approaches from the social sciences that go beyond migration studies, such as intersectionality, the solidarity paradigm, care circulation, reflexive modernization and gender convergence theory.
Making Multicultural Families in Europe will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including migration and transnationalism studies, family studies, intergenerational studies, gender studies, cultural studies, development studies, globalization studies, ethnic studies, gerontology studies, social network analysis and social work.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Transnational and Mixed Families: Key Issues and Emerging Trends

    Giada Meda, Stefania (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Global Householding’ in Mixed Families: The Case of Thai Migrant Women in Belgium

    Fresnoza-Flot, Asuncion (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Doing Gender’ Across Cultures: Gender Negotiations in European Bi-national Couple Relationships

    Brahic, Benedicte

    Pages 39-53

  • Reversal of the Gender Order? Male Marriage Migration to Germany by Turkish Men: New Forms of Gendered Transnationalization of Migrant Offsprings in Germany

    Apitzsch, Ursula

    Pages 55-70

  • Comparing Sibling Ties in Inter-ethnic and Intra-ethnic Families in Germany

    Balaban, Ebru (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

  • Intercultural Negotiations Over a Newborn: The Case of Persians in the United Kingdom

    Amirmoayed, Ali

    Pages 91-106

  • Distant Relationships in Transnational Families and Kinship Networks: The Case of Turkish Migrants in Germany

    Reisenauer, Eveline

    Pages 109-126

  • Intimacies of Power in the Circulation of Care: Making Gender Across Generations. Transnational Andean Families in Quito and Madrid

    Dallemagne, Grégory

    Pages 127-143

  • And They Shall Be One Flesh…’: Gender Convergence of Family Roles in Transnational Families of Ukrainian Migrant Women

    Tolstokorova, Alissa

    Pages 145-159

  • Intergenerational Solidarity in Romanian Transnational Families

    Hărăguș, Mihaela (et al.)

    Pages 161-177

  • Transnational Families in Lithuania: Multi-dimensionality and Reorganization of Relationships

    Juozeliūnienė, Irena (et al.)

    Pages 179-196

  • Gender and Care in Transnational Families: Empowerment, Change, and Tradition

    Isaksen, Lise Widding (et al.)

    Pages 197-214

  • Not Fit for Migration with Teenage Children’: Polish Transnational Immigrant Families in Ireland

    Sokolowska, Beata

    Pages 215-231

  • Migration Matters: Insights into Intergenerational Solidarity Patterns in Europe

    König, Ronny (et al.)
    Pages 233-253