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Global Families

ISBN-10: 0205503233
ISBN-13: 9780205503230
Edition: 2008
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List price: $31.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Meg Wilkes Karraker, Ph.D. , is Professor of Sociology, Family Studies, and Women's Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. She teaches courses on families, gender, and sociological theory. Her research focuses on the impact of social structure on life chances in communities, including religious and civil networks around migration and family values and family business virtues. She is the author (with Janet R. Grochowski) of Families with Futures: A Survey of Family Studies for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge 2nd edition forthcoming 2012). Karraker is immediate Past-president of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society and is a member of the American Sociological Association's Department Resources Group.

Susan Ferguson is Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, where she has taught for almost 20 years. Ferguson regularly teaches Introduction to Sociology, and her critically acclaimed anthology, Mapping the Social Landscape: Readings in Sociology (McGraw-Hill, 2010) is used in introductory classes around the country. Ferguson also teaches courses on the family, medical sociology, the Sociology of the Body, and a new seminar on social inequality and identity. Ferguson has published in all of these areas, including the research collection, Breast Cancer: Society Shapes an Epidemic (with co-editor Anne Kasper, Palgrave, 2000), and Shifting the Center: Understanding Contemporary Families (McGraw-Hill, 2011). In addition, Ferguson is the General Editor for Contemporary Family Perspectives, which is a series of research monographs and short texts on the family (Sage Publications).Ferguson, who grew up in a working class family in Colorado, still considers the Rocky Mountains to be her spiritual home. A first-generation college student, Ferguson was able to attend college with the help of scholarships, work study, and financial loans. She majored in Political Science and Spanish and also completed certificates of study in Womenrsquo;s Studies and Latin American Studies. After working a couple of years for a large research grant sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, Ferguson entered graduate school and completed her masterrsquo;s degree in sociology at Colorado State University and her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her areas of study are gender, family, womenrsquo;s health, and pedagogy, but her primary enthusiasm is for teaching.

Families in the Twenty-First Century
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Families in Global Context
Family, Change, and Global Context
From Comparative to Global Perspectives on Families
The Comparative Tradition
Toward a Global Perspective
Globalization as an Analytical Framework
Globalization Defined
The "Globalization Debate"
Globalization Theory
Risk in a Global Postmodern World
Globalization Through a Feminist Lens
Global Families: Plan of the Book
Summary
Essay: Globalization and Family Down Under
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
Gender and Migration
Marriage Migrants
Transnational Adoption
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Families in Global Demography
Immigration, Assimilation, and Families
Summary
Essay: Immigrant Women, New Neighbors, Global Families
Transnational Employment: Work-Family Linkages Across Borders
Transnational Employment
Domestic Employment in Global Context
Implications of Transnational Employment for Family Dynamics
Transnational Employment and Gender Roles
Care Work
Global Care Chains
Transnational Parenting
Summary
Essay: A Migrant Mother's Story: Paula Rodriguez
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
Summary
Essay: Sex Trafficking: A "Family Business"
Families and Worldwide Culture Systems: Effects of Media and Consumption on Norms and Values
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
Summary
Essay: Contested Norms and Values in Transnational Families
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 Postfamily Global Society?
Summary
Essay: The Global Human Rights of Families
References
Index

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