Global Families

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ISBN-13: 9781412998635
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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 supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.

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.

Series Preface: Contemporary Family Perspectives
Author Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Families in Global Context
A More Global Milieu
Family: From Comparative to Global Perspectives
The 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
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
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
Summary
Essay: Immigrant Women, New Neighbors, Global Families
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
Summary
Essay: Contested Norms arid Values in Transnational Families
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"
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
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 Weil-Being
Family Rights as Human Rights
Conclusions: A Post-Family Global Society?
Summary
Essay: The Global Human Rights of Families
References
Index

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