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Distant Love by Ulrich Beck, Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim

In their new book, Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim investigate all types of long-distance relationships, marriages and families that stretch across countries, continents and cultures. This path-breaking book will appeal to a wide readership interested in the changing character of love in our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745661810
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ulrich Beck is one of the world's leading sociologists and social thinkers, well-known for his bestselling book Risk Society. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Munich and Professor of Sociology at the LSE.

Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim is Visiting Professor at the University of Trondheim. Her previous books include The Normal Chaos of Love (co-authored with Ulrich Beck).

Table of Contents

Translator's Note vii

Introduction 1

1 Globalization of Love and Intimacy: The Rise of World Families 4

2 Two Countries, One Couple: Tales of Mutual Understanding and Misunderstanding 20

3 Love Has Two Enemies: Distance and Closeness 44

4 Cosmopolitan Communities of Fate 67

5 Intimate Migrations: Women Marrying for a Better Life 77

6 Love Displaced: Migrant Mothers 103

7 Male Hegemony in Decline? Why Women Gain Power in World Families 123

8 Transnational Family Networks: Winners of Globalization? 138

9 My Mother Was a Spanish Ovum: Baby Tourism and Global Patchwork Families 144

10 The Intimate is Global: The Model of Distant Love 166

11 Are World Families Pioneers of Cosmopolitanism? 183

References and Bibliography 194

Index 208

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