Migration as Adventure : Swedish corporate families’ experience of liminality in Shanghai

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Migration as Adventure : Swedish corporate families’ experience of liminality in Shanghai
Author Suter, Brigitte
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Date 2019
English abstract
The post-reform era in China has seen a steady increase in foreign migrants to the country. Swedish intra-corporate families are ambivalent about the move to China, as this causes the family dynamic to shift from a dual-career model to that of a single-career model. Although structural conditions are important in the decision to migrate, the more subjective part of the motivation to engage in mobility is the main focus of this article. Many assert that wanting to ‘have an adventure’ was a decisive aspect of the decision to migrate. By disentangling this ultimately relational concept, the article analyses the construction of difference in the way China is both imagined and experienced. The article contributes by providing insight into the family dynamics and decision-making involved in taking on an international assignment.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1386/tjtm.3.1.45_1 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Intellect
Host/Issue Journal of Transient Migration;3
Volume 3
ISSN 2397-7140
Language eng (iso)
Subject family migration
corporate migration
difference
liminality
transformation
china
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30657 Permalink to this page
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