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Transnational Families, Migration, and Care Work.

Author: Loretta Baldassar; Laura Merla
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Transnationalism., Routledge research in transnationalism.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baldassar, Loretta.
Transnational Families, Migration, and Care Work.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loretta Baldassar; Laura Merla
ISBN: 9781135132255 1135132259
OCLC Number: 858231232
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; PART A Conceptualising Care Circulation; Introduction: Transnational Family Caregiving Through the Lens of Circulation; 1 Locating Transnational Care Circulation in Migration and Family Studies; PART B Care Circulation: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations; 2 Mapping the New Plurality of Transnational Families: A Life Course Perspective; 3 Care (and) Circulation Revisited: A Conceptual Map of Diversity in Transnational Parenting; 4 Care Circulation, Absence and Affect in Transnational Families. 5 A Macro Perspective on Transnational Families and Care Circulation: Situating Capacity, Obligation and Family CommitmentsPART C Gendered Care Circuits: Exploring Absence Beyond Mother-Child Dyads; 6 Migration and Care: Intimately Related Aspects of Caribbean Family and Kinship; 7 Ghanaian Children in Transnational Families: Understanding the Experiences of Left-Behind Children through Local Parenting Norms; 8 Men's Caregiving Practices in Filipino Transnational Families: A Case Study of Left-Behind Fathers and Sons; 9 Polish Male Migrants in London: The Circulation of Fatherly Care. PART D The Mobilities of Care as a Resource Within and Beyond Transnational Families10 Care Circulation in Transnational Families: Social and Cultural Capitals in Italian and Caribbean Migrant Communities in Britain; 11 'Boomerang Remittances' and the Circulation of Care: A Study of Indian Transnational Families in Australia; 12 Middle-Class Transnational Caregiving: The Circulation of Care Between Family and Extended Kin Networks in the Global North; References; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Transnationalism., Routledge research in transnationalism.

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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 exc.

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"Baldassar and Merla break new intellectual ground in this eminently readable and provocative book extending understanding of the nature of mobility and absence in contemporary family life. The Read more...

 
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