Presentation 3

gDivergent Routes and Partial Citizenship:
A Comparative Analysis of Child Migrants with Filipino Backgrounds in Italy and Japah


Dr. Itaru Nagasaka

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Hiroshima University


Abstract

The current prevalence of family-related migration in major immigrant-receiving countries suggests the presence of a large number of child migrants. However, compared to the second generation of immigrants in receiving countries and the children left behind by their migrant parents in sending countries, these children of migrants who experience mobility during their childhood years have not received sufficient attention. This presentation focuses on the migratory experiences of this understudied group of migrants. More particularly, inspired by Parrenasf notion of gpartial citizenshiph that allows us to analyze the process of social exclusion and marginalization of immigrant populations both in sending and receiving nations as a single process, it describes and compares the experiences of dislocation of child migrants with Filipino backgrounds who migrated from the Philippines to Italy and Japan. eBy doing so, it argues how these child migrants with common grootsh have undergone different experiences of dislocation through divergent groutes.