Ethnologia Fennica is an international journal of the Association of Finnish ethnologists. The journal publishes original scholarly articles, review articles, congress reports, and book reviews that promote Finnish ethnological research.
The themes in this issue of Ethnologia Fennica are transnational practices and connections in the everyday lives of migrants and non-migrants in Europe. The theme issue originates from a seminar titled “Transnational Processes and Practices among European Diasporas – Ethnological and Anthropological Approaches” held at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in November 2013. The purpose of the seminar was, first, to bring together recent international research in ethnology and its sister disciplines, and second, to trace out how transnational and translocal perspectives have been utilized and understood in these disciplines when studying migration in contemporary multicultural European settings. An open call for articles focusing on these questions was issued in 2015. Scholars were encouraged to write articles about migrant individuals’ or groups’ transnational and translocal practices, social networks, and/or social ties and responsibilities which are closely linked to everyday life.