Theorizing Belonging of Migrant Children and Youth at a Meso-Level

Anzhela Popyk,

Paula Pustułka,

Agnieszka Trąbka


This article offers a two-fold contribution. On the one hand, it includes a review of the key junctions in the research landscape related to migrant children and youth by bringing together youth studies, migration studies and a child-centered paradigm with the focus on the meso-level and the concept of belonging. On the other hand, by seeing belonging as a valuable analytical framework for the integration of approaches at the tripartite analysis favoring the meso-level, the paper encourages studies to dynamically overcome the dichotomy, incompleteness and a static nature of the research conducted separately on either macro or micro levels.

Słowa kluczowe: children migrants, belonging, youth, meso-level.

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