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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412998635
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Series: Contemporary Family Perspectives (CFP) Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 873,927
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Families in Global Context
A More Global Milieu
Family: From Comparative to Global Perspectives
Globalization as an Analytical Framework
Family Theories around Globalization
Global Families: Plan of the Book
Summary
Essay: Globalization and Family Down Under
Chapter 2: Global Change and Demographic Shifts: Family Characteristics and Societal Transformation
Demographic Transition and Family Dynamics
Morbidity and Mortality
Declining Fertility
Sweeping Migration
Summary
Essay: Immigrant Women, New Neighbors, Global Families
Chapter 3: Families and Worldwide Culture Systems: Media, Technology, and Consumption
Global Media in an Era of Information Revolution
Global Consumption and Families
Cultural Globalization and Families
Summary
Essay: Contested Norms and Values in Transnational Families
Chapter 4: International Violence: Family Legacies of Oppression and War
International Systems of Oppression
War and Social Disorder
Family Resiliency in the Face of International Violence
Summary
Essay: Sex Trafficking: A 'Family Business'
Chapter 5: Transnational Employment: Work-Family Linkages Across Borders
Transnational Employment
Implications of Transnational Employment for Family Dynamics
Care Work
Summary
Essay: A Migrant Mother's Story: Paula Rodriguez
Chapter 6: 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 Post-Family Global Society?
Summary
Essay: The Global Human Rights of Families

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