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.
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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
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