SAGE Journal Articles

Journal Article 1: Fail, H., Thompson, J., & Walker, G., (2004). Belonging, identity and third culture kids: Life histories of former international school students. Journal of Research in International Education, 3, 319–338.

Abstract: This article is based on a multiple case study which examines the lives of a group of 11 former international school students who all attended an international school between 20 and 50 years ago. The research design was based on a review of the literature on third culture kids and adult third culture kids, covering emotional and relational issues such as sense of belonging, identity and the nature of relationships formed. Data were gathered through both postal questionnaires and indepth interviews and multi-dimensional pictures of the lives of the former international students have been generated. Links between the literature and personal experiences are explored.

Journal Article 2: Green, P. (2010). Generation, family and migration: Young Brazilian factory workers in Japan. Ethnography, 11, 515–532.

Abstract: This article focuses on the significance of generational difference and kinship ties in the lives of young Brazilian migrants living and working in Japan. On these terms, I transcend an ongoing tendency in transnational migration studies to highlight the importance of economic motivation, a myth of return and the primary significance of communal ties in the shaping of everyday migrant experiences. By treating generational difference as a kin relationship I consider the central influence of family in shaping the experiences and future plans of young Brazilian migrants in Japan. By considering generational difference as a migrant relationship I discuss young people’s perceptions of freedom, familial obligation and easy money in the light of contested understandings of what it means to be a Brazilian migrant in Japan. Through this analysis, the article offers fresh insights into both migration between Brazil and Japan and understandings of belonging, difference and attachment in transnational social spaces.

Journal Article 3: Neto, F., Barros, J., & Schmitz, P. G., (2005). Acculturation attitudes and adaptation among Portuguese immigrants in Germany: Integration or separation. Psychology & Developing Societies, 17, 19–32.

Abstract: This study aims to understand preferences in acculturation strategies among Portuguese immigrants in Germany. The sample comprised 118 adults (mean age 41.9 years; SD 11.5). The average length of residence in Germany was 20.4 years (SD 9.1). Responses to the questionnaire revealed that integration was the most preferred acculturation strategy. Subjects who adopted an integration strategy manifested greater acculturation experience with German culture than those who adopted separation. Subjects who chose integration and separation strategies did not differ in their degree of cultural maintenance. Immigrants who chose an integration mode experienced lower levels of social adaptation difficulties than those who favoured a separation mode, but these two strategies did not reveal different levels of psychological adaptation. Understanding the complex relationships between demographic, intercultural and psychosocial adjustment factors, and acculturation strategies can help social scientists develop and apply adequate intervention strategies and give suggestions for the development of adequate sociopolitical acculturation programmes.

Journal Article 4: Predelli, L. N. (2008). Religion, citizenship and participation: A case study of immigrant Muslim women in Norwegian mosques. European Journal of Women's Studies, 15, 241–260.

Abstract: This article analyses the increasing participation of Muslim women in mosques in Norway in light of current discourses on citizenship, gender and migration. It discusses how various processes in the mosques can be interpreted as contradictory and complex by sometimes increasing the participation of women and promoting liberation, while at other times constraining women'ss activities through various forms of discipline and control. Women are vital for the building of religious institutions among Muslim immigrant communities, and they are slowly achieving more space in such institutions. They are also being included in new forms of participation in some mosques. Recently, some Muslim women in Norway have made public calls for the reinterpretation of the Qur'an in ways that are more inclusive towards women. Despite pressures from both within and outside the mosques, however, Muslim congregations in Norway can still be described as patriarchal gender regimes where the participation and citi- zenship of women depends on the willingness of men to include them.

Journal Article 5: Ko, L. K., & Perreira, K. M. (2010). “It turned my world upside down:” Latino youths’ perspectives on immigration. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 465–493.

Abstract: Few studies have examined the migration and acculturation experiences of Latino youth in a newly emerging Latino community, communities that historically have had low numbers of Latino residents. This study uses in-depth interview data from the Latino Adolescent, Migration, Health, and Adaptation (LAMHA) project, a mixed-methods study, to document the experiences of Latino youth (aged 14-18) growing up in one emerging Latino community in the southeastern region of North Carolina. Using adolescent’s own words and descriptions, this study shows how migration can turn an adolescent’s world upside down, and it discovers the adaptive strategies that Latino immigrant youth use to turn their world right-side-up as they adapt to life in the United States.