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From the Publisher''Distant Love is a rich and provocative book, andcontinues the unique contributions made by its authors to theanalysis of globalisation and the culture of late modernity. Thereare some very big ideas here, and the huge themes and issues arebrought on form the wings to take a bow - this is from beginning toend, an invitation to open up reseach into the eplethora of issuesand areas it brings into the light.''
Les Gofton, Times Higher Education Supplement
''The intimate and personal dimensions of globalization have notreceived as much attention as finance, environment, and conflict.They are also important, however, and exert a shaping influence onboth individual lives and sociocultural change. It is a pleasure tosee full-length attention from Beck and Beck-Gernsheim who bringboth sociological insight and personal sensitivity to this timelyaccount of Love at a Distance.''
Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics andPolitical Science
''Just as there are global firms, so there are global families,the authors observe. A German man marries a Chinese woman. AnAmerican couple adopts a Guatemalan baby. A Korean farmer takes aFilipina mail order bride. A child is born of a Spanish ovum, aDanish sperm and an Indian womb. Do such families bring homeconflicts between East and West, rich and poor nations, or are theypioneers in cosmopolitanism? In this wide-ranging book and originalbook, the authors explore a key truth—increasingly unfoldingin our own living rooms.''
Arlie Russell Hochschild, University of California at Berkelyand author of The Outsourced Self and So How’s the Family'and other essays
''This path-breaking overview of ‘distant love’traces the ways globalization is embodied and interiorized withinthe domains of personal affect and desire. Beck and Beck- Gernsheimdemonstrate that contemporary marriage, family, kinship andreproduction are not contained by national systems of law, stateborders, or inequalities of wealth, power, gender, andracialization.''
Nina Glick Schiller, University of Manchester