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International Conference at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt
Date: February 22-23, 2018
Venue: Seminarhaus 0.107, Campus Westend
International Workshop at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Venue: Seminarhaus (Room 5.105, 5th Floor), Campus Westend
Parallel to a continuing trend of transnational migration is an unceasing circulation and accumulation of multiform capitals. Migrants’ remittances are undeniably one of major global capital flows whereas their effects on reducing poverty and other cumulative causations in both origin and destination countries have been debated. Regardless of the extent of the beneficial effects of their remittances on income distribution in labor-exporting countries, transnational migration is also intrinsically linked to other forms of exchange, notably flows of ideas, information, and skills, which results in changing the initial conditions under which migration takes places in both societies. The impacts of various forms of remittances also unsettle and redefine notions of homeland depending on life experiences of both migrants abroad and their family behind. This international workshop seeks to bring together a number of scholars of the world working on transnational migration and (social) remittances as of further delving into the complex dynamics of the reciprocal transformations.