Loading, please wait...

product description page

Families, Intimacy and Globalization : Floating Ties - by Raelene Wilding (Paperback)

Families, Intimacy and Globalization : Floating Ties -  by Raelene Wilding (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
MSRPReg: $41.99 Save $2.10 (5% off)
not available
Not in stores

About this item

Growing numbers of partners, parents, children, grandchildren and siblings are living far away from each other, yet their opportunities to stay in touch have never been greater. Smartphones, tablets and personal computers are used by parents in London to care for their children in the Philippines. Refugees use phones and international transfers to send money and support to parents overseas. Funerals, weddings and anniversaries prompt return visits by plane and are streamed online to kin around the world.

The mechanisms and processes of globalization are transforming the ways in which people ‘do’ and think about their families. Families, Intimacy and Globalization examines their experiences, charting the tensions between the freedoms and choices of late modern individuals, on the one hand, and the constraints of relational ties of love and obligation, on the other, which produce the ‘floating ties’ of global families and intimate relationships.

Using detailed examples from all corners of the globe and across the life course, from internet dating to parenting to aged care, this thought-provoking book examines the transformation of relationships by the processes of migration and the cultural and economic flows that are central to globalization. 

Number of Pages: 201
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Sociology for Globalizing Societies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Nature
Author: Raelene Wilding
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2017
TCIN: 53201153
UPC: 9781137338587
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-8171
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.