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dc.contributor.authorWangaruro, J.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, G.
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulosa, I.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T12:24:12Z
dc.date.available2013-12-23T12:24:12Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group, Vol. 38, No. 7, August 2012, pp. 1085-1100en_US
dc.identifier.issn1369- 183X
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dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8193
dc.descriptionDOI:10.1080/1369183X.2012.681450en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on research conducted with Kenyan migrants in the United Kingdom concerning the support they provide to chronically ill relatives in Kenya. Using qualitative research, we explore the meaning of this support, particularly in relation to the maintenance of transnational identity. The provision of support is considered in the context of gift exchange, and notions of intrinsic reward, reciprocity, obligation, sacrifice, religious conviction and identity are discussed. The research suggests that gift exchange and the maintenance of identity among Kenyan migrants may contribute to a sense of subjective wellbeing.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.subjectGift exchangeen_US
dc.subjectKenyansen_US
dc.subjectRemittancesen_US
dc.subjectTransnational identityen_US
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.title‘It Is My Turn To Give’: Migrants' Perceptions of Gift Exchange and the Maintenance of Transnational Identityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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