Transnational and Mixed Families: Key Issues and Emerging Trends

  • Stefania Giada Meda
  • Isabella Crespi
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life book series (PSFL)


The chapter frames the key issues that emerge in studies on transnational and mixed families, two family types characterized by the need to thematize differences in terms of culture, gender, and generation both within their ‘borders’, and vis-à-vis the outside world. Through a literature review, the two authors highlight the characteristics of these families, as well as the challenges and the transformations that transnational and mixed families face in the contemporary world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefania Giada Meda
    • 1
  • Isabella Crespi
    • 2
  1. 1.Family Studies and Research University CentreUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and TourismUniversity of MacerataMacerataItaly

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