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Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility

Global Perspectives through the Life Course

Editors: Kilkey, Majella, Palenga-Möllenbeck, Ewa (Eds.)

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About this book

In an age of migration and mobility many aspects of contemporary family life – from biological reproduction to marriage, from child-rearing to care of the elderly - take place against a backdrop of intensified movement across a range of spatial scales from the global to the local. This insightful book analyzes the opportunities and challenges this poses for families and for academic, empirical and policy understandings of ‘the family’ on a global level, including case studies from Europe, India, the Philippines, South Korea, the United States and Australia. With chapters on international reproductive tourism, transnational parenting, ‘mail-order brides’ and ‘sunset migration’, it examines the implications of migration and mobility for families at different stages of the life course. Moreover, it brings together leading international scholars to connect a fragmented field of research, and in so doing enables an interdisciplinary exchange, generating new insights for theory, policy and empirical analysis.








About the authors

Majella Kilkey is Reader in Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her current research centers on migration and families. 

Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Gender Studies Department at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Her research interests include migration, transnationalism, gender studies and care work. 

Reviews

“This excellent and fascinating collection throws new light on contemporary family practices in a global context. By connecting the fields of migration, mobilities, and the life course, its contributions enhance our understanding of the temporal and spatial paradoxes between social and biological reproduction, cultural practices, and geopolitical privileges and inequalities.” (Fiona Williams, University of Leeds, UK)

“This timely book makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of how contemporary family life is being re-shaped by migration and mobility. The commitment of the authors to empirical depth and theoretical innovation, combined with wide-ranging and topical case studies, make it essential reading for migration and family researchers.” (Mary Gilmartin, Maynooth University, Ireland)

“This highly topical collection elucidates the varied effects of mobility on families. Addressing a variety of issues that have so far been invisible or overlooked in scholarly and public discourse, it is essential reading for everyone wanting to better understand the implications of mobility for power relations and vice versa.” (Krystyna Slany, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland)

“This important new collection uses a migration and mobilities, globalization, and life-course perspective to fundamentally challenge how we understand family life in this age of heightened mobility. By including cases from across the world, elucidating impacts on parents as well as children, and looking carefully at the effect of policy, the authors rewrite the book on family life in revealing and valuable ways.” (Peggy Levitt, Harvard University, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility: Introducing a Global and Family Life-Course Perspective

    Kilkey, Majella (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Mobilities and Communication Technologies: Transforming Care in Family Life

    Baldassar, Loretta

    Pages 19-42

  • Everyday Practices of Living in Multiple Places and Mobilities: Transnational, Transregional, and Intra-Communal Multi-Local Families

    Schier, Michaela

    Pages 43-69

  • Polymedia Communication Among Transnational Families: What Are the Long-Term Consequences for Migration?

    Madianou, Mirca

    Pages 71-93

  • Traveling to the USA for Fertility Services: Push and Pull Factors

    Martin, Lauren Jade

    Pages 95-118

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52099-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52097-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives through the Life Course
Editors
  • Majella Kilkey
  • Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck
Series Title
Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52099-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52099-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52097-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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