Katharina Eichinger: Transnationalität (er)leben. Drei Fallbeispiele westafrikanischer Migrantinnen in Wien

Abstract. – Three women from Ghana and Mali, now living in Vienna, are at the core of this article. As so-called transmigrants, who have more than one cultural reference system for their actions, they represent a challenge to nation-state borders as well as to fixed scientific concepts. With the help of data collected from qualitative interviews the article portrays how West-African migrants live their lives in the complexity of transnational spaces. The various areas covered from an intersectionalist point of view range from social networks of transmigrants to remittances and from identity constructions to feelings of belonging. [Austria, Ghana, Mali, West-African migrants, migration studies, transnationalism, intersectionality, transnational habitus, constructions of identity]