Characteristics of Temporary Migration in European-Asian Transnational Social Spaces

  • Pirkko Pitkänen
  • Mari Korpela
  • Mustafa Aksakal
  • Kerstin Schmidt

Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mustafa Aksakal, Kerstin Schmidt, Mari Korpela, Pirkko Pitkänen
    Pages 1-25
  3. S. Irudaya Rajan, Arya Suresh, M. Mahalingam
    Pages 45-58
  4. Sakkarin Niyomsilpa, Manasigan Kanchanachitra, Pattraporn Chuenglertsiri, Sureeporn Punpuing
    Pages 81-98
  5. Georgios Agelopoulos, Elina Kapetanaki, Konstantinos Kousaxidis
    Pages 121-138
  6. Ihor Markov, Svitlana Odynets, Danylo Sudyn
    Pages 161-175
  7. Pirkko Pitkänen, Mari Korpela, Kerstin Schmidt, Mustafa Aksakal
    Pages 233-247
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-255

About this book


This book focuses on the experiences of temporary movements between Asia and Europe from the perspective of migrants and mobile people. It raises important questions such as: Why do people migrate on a temporary basis and what does this actually mean? How are these trajectories shaped? What are the implications of temporary moves for migrants and non-migrants? And how are transnational ties and practices characterized in the context of temporary migration? 

By shedding light on the practices and experiences of individual migrants, the book provides useful insights into understanding the challenges arising in an increasingly interconnected and mobile world. The chapters indicate that temporary migratory movements are on the rise: on the one hand on a voluntary basis such as reflected in labour migration, lifestyle migration and international student mobility, and on the other hand in an involuntary way as expressed in different forms of forced migration. Either way, temporary migration has diverse political. legal, economic, social and cultural implications, including the emergence of novel transnational networks and practices.

The book is based on the findings of the international research project Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People (EURA-NET), funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for period 2014-2017. 


Migration Temporariness Transnationalism Europe Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Pirkko Pitkänen
    • 1
  • Mari Korpela
    • 2
  • Mustafa Aksakal
    • 3
  • Kerstin Schmidt
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  3. 3.Fakultät für SoziologieBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  4. 4.Fakultät für SoziologieUniversität BielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61257-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61258-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9805
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9813
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