Transnational mobility and the ageing body

Movements across borders can be particularly challenging in contexts of prolonged involuntary immobility among adult children (often several decades). In these cases, visiting ageing parents in Brazil also means giving up a migration project abroad, where families were formed, and investments were made. In cases like these, the ageing parents were the ones applying for […]

Caring by silence, coping through faith

In contexts of migration, hardship and stillness, transnational families enact care through various means, such as sending remittances and frequently keeping in touch. But, equally, transnational families also enact care through silence and communication voids. The experiences of Brazilian transnational families exemplify this well. Brazilian migrants in the United States curate their lives abroad and […]