Living liminally : migrant children living in the Myanmar-Thailand border region

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dc.contributor.author Ball, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Moselle, Sarah N.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-15T16:36:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-15T16:36:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-12
dc.identifier.citation Ball, J. & Moselle, S.N. (2015) Living liminally: migrant children living in the Myanmar-Thailand border region. Global Studies of Childhood (in press) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://gsc.sagepub.com/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6762
dc.description post-print en_US
dc.description.abstract This article focuses on the perils and potential opportunities for children living as forced migrants in the transnational borderland between Myanmar and Thailand. During decades of armed conflict and economic ruin, millions of children and families from Myanmar have been displaced internally or forced to emigrate to Thailand and China. For migrant Myanmar children living in Thailand, lack of identity documentation, social protection and education are prevalent. Often stateless and disconnected from their families, communities, and cultures of origin and excluded from institutional affiliations, they live perched on the edge of society in a liminal state. Despite their vulnerability, however, the conditions of liminality may also instil unique orientations to the world as transmigrants, with skills that equip them to cope with a high degree of uncertainty and hardship and to adapt nimbly to future stresses and opportunities in a globalized world. This paper proposes an innovative program of research that challenges foundational theories of child development and views these children as actively engaged in meaning-making and as carriers of globalization. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Forced migrants en_US
dc.subject transnational migration en_US
dc.subject circulating children en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject statelessness en_US
dc.subject child development en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject liminality en_US
dc.subject Myanmar en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject Karen ethnic minority en_US
dc.title Living liminally : migrant children living in the Myanmar-Thailand border region en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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