Video: Migration and Family Regimes

Forth panel of the workshop „Relationships Across Borders: Couples and Families in the Mobile Modern Age“ that took place at the German Historical Institute in Paris (DHI Paris) on December 11, 2015.

The panel featured:

The session was chaired by Mathieu JESTIN (LabEx EHNE/Sirice).

Video: Regulations, Legislations and “Eigen-Sinn”

Third panel of the workshop „Relationships Across Borders: Couples and Families in the Mobile Modern Age“ that took place at the German Historical Institute in Paris (DHI Paris) on December 11, 2015.

The panel featured:

The session was chaired by Nikola TIETZE (Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur).

Giota Tourgeli: Families split by the “American Dream”: Greek Emigration to the USA and Impacts on Marriage and Family Relationships (1890-1930)

This paper aims at describing the transnational families of Greek emigrants during the first decades of the 20th century, especially the social effects of transatlantic mobility on their marriage strategies and family relations.

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Suzanne M. Sinke: Categorically Acceptable: Exploring State Policies of Migration and Marriage in Transatlantic Space

This paper explores the interaction of European and US laws relating to marriage across borders in the twentieth century, and how that reflected conflicting attitudes towards family formation and national belonging. Specifically it utilizes U.S. immigration law, U.S. military policies, and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service cases related to marriage to look at competing views on acceptance and the idea of “foreign.” Examples of spouses or potential spouses who endure separation include persons from several European countries. Weiterlesen