Transnational Family: Children from Ukrainian Compatriotic Society Stromovka at Czech Grammar Schools and Cross-border Parent´s Care

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This article will introduce so far unknown type of migration in Czech social sciences, i.e. 15 or 16 years old descendants of compatriots and other young members from compatriotic society Stromovka who migrated to Czech grammar schools in Uničov and Rychnov nad a Kněžnou while their parents stayed in Dubno (Ukraine) and decided to support them from distance. This is a kind of so called transnational family, however, researchers interested in this topic overlooked „voices“ of children due to adultcentric perspective in evaluating migration experience of children. This article have ambition to introduce children´s perspective and their migration experience and compare it with perspectives of their parents.


migration, compatriotic society, transnational family, Ukraine, Czech Republic


Na vznik této stati byla FHS UK poskytnuta Institucionální podpora na dlouhodobý koncepční rozvoj výzkumné organizace (MŠMT–2013). Číslo projektu P20/2013/10.

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