Law in the Everyday Lives of Transnational Families: An Introduction

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Law in the Everyday Lives of Transnational Families: An Introduction

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In the introduction of this special issue on “Law in the everyday lives of transnational families”, we argue that in the socio-legal literature on transnationalism and transnational legal process, ordinary people as actors are missing. On the other hand, what is missing from the abundant literature on transnational families, is law, or are ordinary people. In this special issue, we look at how transnational families as legal actors are part of transnational legal processes and how transnational families meet with different types of legal rules that mingle with and influence the personal and private sphere of family life. We specific look at three issues that come up in this context: the power of law, how transnational family members use law and the role of networks and family. 

 

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  • De Hart, B., Van Rossum, W., and Sportel, I. Law in the Everyday Lives of Transnational Families: An Introduction. Oñati Socio-Legal Series [online], vol 3, no 6, 2013, p.991- 1003.