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Global families

Global families

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2013.
Series: Contemporary family perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of  Read more...

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Named Person: Čubrilović, Familie : 19. Jh.-
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Wilkes Karraker
ISBN: 9781412998635 1412998638
OCLC Number: 775271645
Description: xv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : families in global context --
A more global milieu --
Family : from comparative tradition --
Toward a global perspective --
Globalization as an analytical framework --
Globalization defined --
The "globalization debate" --
Family theories around globalization --
Risk in a global postmodern world --
Globalization through a feminist lens --
Globalization and family Down Under / Janet R. Grochowski --
2. Global change and demographic shifts : family characteristics and societal transformation --
Demographic transition and family dynamics --
Morbidity and mortality --
Declining fertility --
Population control as an international policy concern --
Fertility in a global, postmodern world --
Sweeping migration --
Families on the move --
MIgration and family processes --
Gender and migration --
Marriage migrants --
Transnational adoption --
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning families in global demography --
Immigrant women, new neighbors, global families / Margaret L. Kvasnicka --
3. Families and worldwide culture systems : media, technology, and consumption --
Global media in an era of information revolution --
Television as global media --
Wired and wireless families on a global scale --
Global consumption and families --
Cultural globalization and families --
Globalization and gender --
Globalization and parenting --
Globalization and family values --
Contested norms and values in transnational families --
4. International violence : family legacies of oppression and war --
International systems of oppression --
Colonialism and families --
Sex trafficking --
War and social disorder --
Sexual domination and exploitation --
Rape in war --
Military sexual slavery --
Other collateral violence against women and girls --
War and marriage --
The marriage squeeze --
Heterogamous marriages --
Marital instability --
Family resiliency in the face of international violence --
Families surviving war --
Military families --
Refugee families --
Sex trafficking : a "family business" / Jennifer Blank --
5. Transnational employment : work-family linkages across borders --
Transnational employment --
Domestic employment in global context --
Implications of transnational employment and gender roles --
Care work --
Global care chains --
Transnational parenting --
A migrant mother's story : Paula Rodriguez / Joanna Dreby --
6. Positioning families in global landscapes : families, policies, and futures --
Beyond the second decade of the Year of the Family --
Again, gendered family realities --
Social policy, development, and family well-being --
Family rights as human rights --
Conclusions : a post-family global society? --
The global human rights of families / Marsha A. Freeman.
Series Title: Contemporary family perspectives.
Responsibility: Meg Wilkes Karraker.


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