Generations and Globalization: Youth, Age, and Family in the New World Economy [NOOK Book]

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"This volume illuminates how families and the communities in which
they are enmeshed negotiate everyday lives with the social, cultural, economic, and
political resources available to them. It provides an excellent example of how
anthropology matters to our understanding ...

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Generations and Globalization: Youth, Age, and Family in the New World Economy

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Overview

"This volume illuminates how families and the communities in which
they are enmeshed negotiate everyday lives with the social, cultural, economic, and
political resources available to them. It provides an excellent example of how
anthropology matters to our understanding of the contemporary world and its global
restructuring." -- Karen Tranberg Hansen, Northwestern
University

Globalization is not only a large-scale phenomenon: it
is also inextricably bound up with intimate aspects of personhood, care, and the
daily decisions through which we make our lives. Looking at sub-Saharan Africa,
Madagascar, Mexico, the U.S., Europe, India, and China, Generations and
Globalization investigates the impact of globalization in the context of families,
age groups, and intergenerational relations. The contributors offer an innovative
approach that focuses on the changing dynamics between generations, rather than
treating changes in childhood, youth, or old age as discrete categories. They argue
that new economies and global flows do not just transform contemporary family life,
but are in important ways shaped and constituted by
it.

Contributors are Jennifer Cole, Deborah Durham, Jessica
Greenberg, Sarah Lamb, Julie Livingston, Roger Magazine, Andrea Muehlebach, Martha
Areli Ramírez Sánchez, and T. E. Woronov.

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Editorial Reviews

African Studies Review
This collection is well worth exploring for its insights into generational shifts that occur in the midst of processes of globalization. . .
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.".. well worth the read for its insightful analyses. In particular, thecase studies presented throughout the book bring to life the fact that globalizationdoes not take place 'out there.' Rather, it takes place as individuals continuouslymake decisions about specific relationships and through their struggle to shapelivable environments in the present and future. Indeed, we are aptly reminded thatit is as much in the home and in families, as in financial markets and internationalagreements, that the reproduction — and regeneration — of populations andsocieties takes place." — Canadian Studies in Population
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253112231
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2006
  • Series: Tracking Globalization
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Cole is Associate Professor of Comparative Human Development at
the University of Chicago.

Deborah Durham is Associate Professor
of Anthropology at Sweet Briar College.

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Table of Contents

Contents<\>
Acknowledgments

Introduction:
Age, Regeneration, and the Intimate Politics of Globalization Jennifer Cole and
Deborah Durham
1. Chinese Children, American Education: Globalizing Child
Rearing in Contemporary China T. E. Woronov
2. Continuity and Change in San
Pedro Tlalcuapan, Mexico: Childhood, Social Reproduction, and Transnational
Migration Roger Magazine and Martha Areli Ramírez Sánchez
3. Fresh
Contact in Tamatave, Madagascar: Sex, Money, and Intergenerational Transformation
Jennifer Cole
4. Empowering Youth: Making Youth Citizens in Botswana
Deborah Durham
5. Aging across Worlds: Modern Seniors in an Indian Diaspora
Sarah Lamb
6. Maintaining Local Dependencies: Elderly Women and Global
Rehabilitation Agendas in Southeastern Botswana Julie Livingston
7. The Old
World and Its New Economy: Notes on the "Third Age" in Western Europe Today Jessica
Greenberg and Andrea Muehlebach

List of
Contributors
Index

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