The paper deals with the new phase of the migration processes in contemporary global world - transnational migration. It brings an overview of the transnational theories as discussed in a social anthropological literature. The transnational migrants are citizens who live within the borders of two or more states and maintain the close social, cultural, economic and political ties to their home country...
The central aim of the article is to explore, from the perspective of the Slovak migrants in London, how the sense of their presence in London and their absence in Slovakia is created in context of their life cycle.
The existing studies explain 'au pair-ing' as an economic strategy used by East-European women to cope with post-socialist transformation. The aim of this paper is to broaden this interpretation arguing that when becoming 'au pairs', young Slovaks engage with post-socialist transformation more complexly, not only on economical level. In particular the confrontation with post-socialism and importance...
After the year 1989, political break brought complex of the changes, which influenced the whole every-day life in Slovak society. The case study shows how the transformation process together with the processes of a globalization and localization determined the local identity and local policy in one town, and shows the importance of local history and cultural heritage in the nowadays local policy.
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