Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare

The Italian Journal of Family Education (Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare – RIEF) is an “A-level” (in the Italian system, “Fascia A”) publication, which includes –national, and international – original papers peer-reviewed, on the subjects of family education, and parenting support. These topics are addressed in a pedagogical key, both theoretical and empirical, according to an interdisciplinary perspective, paying attention to the challenges of contemporary life, but also to the historical dimension of the educational processes, linked to the domain of the family.

Founded in 2006, RIEF is a six-monthly international scientific journal, open-source, and it is one of the bodies supporting AIFREF international association. In this framework, RIEF accepts papers that originate from research of an academic slant in the field of parenting support, as well as contributions developed in synergy with local services. In fact, the journal is addressed not only to academics, lecturers, and researchers, but also to education and social-health professionals, teachers, and families themselves, having as goal the construction of a renewed, polychrome, and complex knowledge of parenting, and of the different pedagogical models and contexts of “being a family” today.

RIEF accepts papers written in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Direttore scientifico / Scientific Editor in Chief 
Clara Silva, Università di Firenze, Italy 

Comitato di direzione / Section Editors
Gianfranco Bandini, Università di Firenze
Chiara Bove, Università Milano-Bicocca, Italy 
Livia Cadei, Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy 
Véronique Francis, Université d’Orléans, France 
Alessandra Gigli, Università di Bologna, Italy 
Paola Milani, Università di Padova, Italy 
Luciane Pandini, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Nima Sharmahd, Centre for Innovation in the Early Years, Belgium
Massimiliano Stramaglia, Università di Macerata, Italy







Number II, 2019

 [deadline: September 30th, 2019]

"Transnational families and intergenerational relationships"


Transnational families represent one of the faces of the family today, increasingly at the center of international research in the social sciences. This is a phenomenon that is not completely new but that today has not only assumed wider proportions but also specific characteristics, connected to the ease of moving from one Country to another, to the phenomena of globalization, and above all to contemporary migratory processes. In particular the intercontinental and intracontinental female emigration, which starting from the 50ies of the 20th century has grown massively, not only increases the network of transnational families, but also raises the issue of long-distance care, as many women who emigrate leave their children, even very small ones, in their Country of origin. This phenomenon produces effects of restructuring and reconfiguration of emotional relationships within family support circuits, which involve multiple generations. This is not always painless, neither in the children nor in the parents, and the actors involved can experience mixed feelings: sadness, resentment, feelings of abandonment, and so on. Despite the ease of communication made possible by new and social media, these cannot replace physical contact and daily care that represent the fundamental dimensions of parenting relationship.
The monographic number intends to collect national and international research contributions, which can enrich the knowledge of the care and relationship dynamics of transnational families, of the intergenerational relationships that are produced between the members of these families, and of the problems of the children who grow up away from parents. It is desirable that the contributions be drawn up in a foreign language, with preference for English.

Papers must have a maximum extension of 7.000 words (notes and bibliography included). For the editorial criteria, please refer to the editorial rules available on the Journal’s website. The papers submitted will be evaluated according to the double blind peer review system. Accepted languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Contributions must be uploaded to the Journal’s OJS platform no later than September 30, 2019, upon registration of the Author, or Authors.

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