This article contextualizes the field of “transnational kinship” with an international and comparative review that outlines the theoretical intersections between transnational mobility, kinship, and gender. The article then presents a typology based on recurrent terminology and a proposal for operationalization, as well as a description of cases of “transnational kinship situations”. Finally, some important theoretical and methodological considerations are raised that address the risk of applying an analysis of transnational kinship that is too simplistic or reductionist, such as the uniform treatment, essentializing, and problematizing of realities that are often very heterogeneous, multi-causal, and changeable in their particular structures and processes, or the need to consider the interplay between structure and agency, and between the macro, meso, and micro levels of analysis, all of which can be useful for future examinations of this subject.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||AIBR Revista de Antropologia Iberoamericana|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2014|