Home divided, home reconstructed: children in rural–urban migration in contemporary China


Zhang, Nana (2015) Home divided, home reconstructed: children in rural–urban migration in contemporary China Children's Geographies, 13, (4), pp. 381-397. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.848600).

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This article is centred on the geographies of Chinese children in contemporary China – an area which has been problematically overlooked in geographical literature on childhood. In employing unique mobile research methods by tracking migrant children through the migration cycle, the author conducted an extensive ethnographic study of rural migrant children aged 8–17 in China. The article explores rural children's everyday lived experience of migration and how migrant children negotiate and articulate home and belonging while on the move. The study demonstrates the dynamic environment that migrant children inhabit, the fluid, contextual and mobile nature of their life in rural migrant households, their migrancy and their active involvement in homemaking.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.848600
ISSNs: 1473-3285 (print)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 363556
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28 October 2015Published
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 14:33
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 04:11
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363556

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