Reimagining the European Family Cultures of Immigration

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-12-18
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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The family remains a fundamental social, emotional, and economic unit, but it is undergoing change, especially in the European Union. Reimagining the Family explores contemporary films and literature about the effects of legal and illegal immigration on the structure and the stories of the contemporary 'European' family, with a focus on Germany. Multiple models, from nuclear to extended, local to transnational, encounter each other in statistics and in fictions. Narratives about work, love, generational difference, and conflicts among them alternately resist and embrace the influences of migration and immigration. Defining cosmopolitan identities in new and more inclusive ways, these stories of transnational families go beyond the demographic studies to expand the range of possibilities for understanding work, parenting, and citizenship in contemporary Europe.

Author Biography

Patricia Anne Simpson is Professor of German Studies at Montana State University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Re-imagining the European Family: Cultures of Immigration
1. Defining the 'German' Family in the European Context: Men at Work
2. Elective Affinities: Motherhood and Families Without Borders
3. Russian German Immigration and Imagined Families
4. Japanese German Kinships: Imagining Postwar Masculinity
5. Immigration Nations: Comedy and The New Family
Conclusion: Post-Familial Europe?

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