The book is organized around four themes:
• how children's agency is affected by institutions, families, and beliefs
• how families and individuals create and maintain kin ties in conditions of rupture
• how emotion and affect are linked to global divisions and flows
• how the actions of states create ruptures and continuities
"In Everyday Ruptures, a group of international, interdisciplinary scholars illuminate the crucial migration experiences of children and youth. Their essays introduce us to a fascinating variety of migration worlds, ranging from Britain to Ghana, Ecuador, Mexico and more. The volume vividly contributes to our understanding of globalization's human impact."
--Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University, author of Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy