Tania Zittoun

“New Migration” and New Forms of Integration: Families in Geographical Itinerancy

New forms of mobility concern not only adult, but also children. It is especially the case in families in “geographic itinerancy”– in which the professional expertise of at least one adult demands frequent relocation. Formerly a minority, these families are likely to become more numerous in Switzerland, where policies encourage highly skilled migration. Who are they, what is their experience, how do they adjust, and how does their environments adapt? Studying this extreme case of migration, the project tackles the social and cultural psychological aspects of mobility.

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