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Transnational Borders, Transnational Lives: Academic Mobility at the Borderland [r-libre/364]

Tremblay, Rémy, & Hardwick, Susan (Ed.). (2014). Transnational Borders, Transnational Lives: Academic Mobility at the Borderland. Québec : Presses de l'Université du Québec. ISBN 978-2-7605-3911-2

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Item Type: Books
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Status: Published
Abstract: Migrating is a life-changing decision that academics might take because of career. But leaving a homeland is a lot more than a job issue. Many other factors and adjustment challenges are put in the line. This book tells the stories of a selected group of geographers who migrated to one side to another of the Canada-US border. The often emotional autobiographical testimonials of those academics go a long way toward capturing the full range of feelings and experiences related to migration and settlement decision-making, especially as personal processes play out within the larger context of North American mobility. Common themes, issues, and questions emerge from their texts: the push-pull factors influencing their migration decision-making; the role of the department or university’s reputation in their decision to relocate abroad; the potential attraction of the physical/environmental characteristics of their new site of residence; the career or personal impacts of relocation; their attachment to place, sense of belonging, or feelings of “otherness” after relocation; and other opportunities or challenges they may have faced living and teaching abroad. As these various authors remind us, becoming a migrant is about much more than finding the right job or ending up in a particular locale. Mobility is also about seeking and finding pathways that lead to personal growth and a deepened trust in oneself and one’s family. 
Official URL: http://extranet.puq.ca/media/produits/documents/26...
Depositor: Tremblay, Rémy
Owner / Manager: Rémy Tremblay
Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 20:32
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 19:31

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