Viorela Ducu, Áron Telegdi Csetri

Children of Global Families

Viorela Ducu, Áron Telegdi Csetri


Article information

Volume: XII Issue: 1, Pages: 23-36
Viorela Ducu
Babeş-Bolyai University, Centre for Population Studies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
fviorela@yahoo.com
Áron Telegdi Csetri
Babeş-Bolyai University, Centre for Population Studies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
telegdi_a@yahoo.com


Abstract

In this paper, we shall present three families children are raised within while developing multiple hybrid identities (Vathi 2017). The main characters in our study are children, two of them born in Romania, five in Belgium, all living in transnational families in Mons, Belgium, but also ethnically mixed: ethnic Hungarian mother from Romania and Romanian father; ethnic Slovak mother from Romania and Slovak father; Romanian mother – ethnic Hungarian father from Romania. These global families (Beck 2012) are raising their children confronting all such cumulative differences.

Keywords: global families, hybrid identity, multi-ethnic family

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