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

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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.

Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / Social Policy, Emigration + Immigration, Sociology / Marriage + Family
Series Title: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2016
TCIN: 51157818
UPC: 9781137520975
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-7118
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