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Family and Transnational Mobility in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Labor Migration from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to Russia

 Author: Delia Rahmonova-Schwarz  Category: Central Asia, Culture, Economics, Kyrgyzstan, Migration, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan  Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft  Publication Date: 2012  Language: English

Focusing on migrants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, this study shows that the transfers of resources between receiving and sending countries in migration go far beyond financial remittances. Through a systematic analysis of migrant kinship at both ends of the process, it shows that in the context of migration, concepts of nuclear family, gender, customs, and traditions are challenged and may even cause tensions of a social and symbolic nature between migrants and their dependent families.