Unease & longing: Mother–infant separation

Date

2018

Authors

Butt, Leslie

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Publisher

Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization

Abstract

Women separated from their infants due to migration continue to have relationships with their children; however, it is not one represented by physical touch and intimacy. This research shows that absent mothers can experience unease about their separation, which they demonstrate through uncertainty and longing when talking about their children. Family fostering and allowing infants to go back and forth between countries are actions taken to address separation.

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Keywords

mother-infant separation, Singapore, Southeast Asia, transnational families, transnational social relations

Citation

Butt, L. (2018). Unease & longing: Mother–infant separation. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.