Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility : Global Perspectives Through the Life Course, Hardback Book

Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility : Global Perspectives Through the Life Course Hardback

Edited by Majella Kilkey, Ewa Palenga-Mollenbeck

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship series

Description

In an age of migration and mobility many aspects of contemporary family life - from biological reproduction to marriage, from child-rearing to care of the elderly - take place against a backdrop of intensified movement across a range of spatial scales from the global to the local.

This insightful book analyzes the opportunities and challenges this poses for families and for academic, empirical and policy understandings of `the family' on a global level, including case studies from Europe, India, the Philippines, South Korea, the United States and Australia.

With chapters on international reproductive tourism, transnational parenting, `mail-order brides' and `sunset migration', it examines the implications of migration and mobility for families at different stages of the life course.

Moreover, it brings together leading international scholars to connect a fragmented field of research, and in so doing enables an interdisciplinary exchange, generating new insights for theory, policy and empirical analysis.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 358 pages, 5 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, color; 4 Illustrations, black and white; XXIX
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social mobility
  • ISBN: 9781137520975

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