Sufrimiento social y migraciones de retorno: Una propuesta conceptual

Translated title of the contribution: Social suffering and return migrations: A conceptual proposal

Sònia Parella Rubio, Alisa Petroff, Thales Speroni, Clara Piqueras

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This article highlights how social suffering, conceived of as a manifestation of social oppression and injustice incorporated into the individual, has attributes that are evident in the different stages of the migratory return, which are marked by transnational and multilocal processes. To this end, the VIA Model – composed of the analytical axes of vulnerability, uncertainty and assistance – allows for the description, interpretation and analysis of social suffering during the return process through a multilevel analysis that connects the perceptions and experiences of the actors with structural inequalities.

Translated title of the contribution Social suffering and return migrations: A conceptual proposal
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)37-63
Issue number84
StatePublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Emigración e inmigración
  • Migración de retorno
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Migrants
  • Suffering
  • Social integration
  • Return migration
  • Social mobility


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