Polish Mothers on the Move: Transnationality and Discourses of Gender, Care, and Co-residentiality Requirement in the Narratives of Polish Women Raisi Cover Image

Polish Mothers on the Move: Transnationality and Discourses of Gender, Care, and Co-residentiality Requirement in the Narratives of Polish Women Raisi
Polish Mothers on the Move: Transnationality and Discourses of Gender, Care, and Co-residentiality Requirement in the Narratives of Polish Women Raisi

Author(s): Paulina Pustułka
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: female migrants; narrative interview; transnational mothers; managerial matriarchy

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the phenomenon of migrant motherhood as it is embedded in the broader discourses of gender (personal and political), and the specificities of care provision debates. Transnationalism theory has been utilized to frame the research-driven questions of Polish experiences of parenting abroad, while data obtained through qualitative narrative interviews with women living with their children in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom constitute the empirical material. The focus has been placed on the requirement of parent-child co-residentiality as it is linked to the idea of contemporary Western motherhood and the role/concept of a ‘good mother’.

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 162-175
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English