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ERIC Number: EJ969053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Between Empowerment and Powerlessness: Separated Minors in Sweden
Gustafsson, Kristina; Fioretos, Ingrid; Norstrom, Eva
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n136 p65-77 Sum 2012
This article analyzes the migration experiences of thirteen separated minors who arrived in Sweden between 1943 and 2008. Using the framework of "dislocation" and the "liberated self," this chapter shows that the experiences of separated minors are shaped in the intersection between contexts and conditions of transnational migration and the Swedish reception system. Their efforts to continue living based on the past and building a new life during a period of transition between different countries and between childhood and adulthood can be described as "a life on hold." The paradox that migration serves simultaneously to empower and render children powerless is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden