Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and Absence in (BOK)

1 129,00 1 12900
Sendes vanligvis innen 7-15 dager
Without denying the difficulties that confront migrants and their distant kin, this volume highlights the agency of family members in transnational processes of care, in an effort to acknowledge the transnational family as an increasingly common family form and to question the predominantly negative conceptualisations of this type of family. It re-conceptualises transnational care as a set of activities that circulates between home and host countries - across generations - and fluctuates over the life course, going beyond a focus on mother-child relationships to include multidirectional exchanges across generations and between genders. It highlights, in particular, how the sense of belonging in transnational families is sustained by the reciprocal, though uneven, exchange of caregiving, which binds members together in intergenerational networks of reciprocity and obligation, love and trust that are simultaneously fraught with tension, contest and relations of unequal power. The chapters that make up this volume cover a rich array of ethnographic case studies including analyses of transnational families who circulate care between developing nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to wealthier nations in North America, Europe and Australia. There are also examples of intra- and extra- European, Australian and North American migration, which involve the mobility of both the unskilled and working class as well as the skilled middle and aspirational classes.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415626736 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm Vekt 582 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Laura Merla, Loretta Baldassar
Emner og form Sociology: family & relationships, Migration, immigration & emigration