Globalization and Families

Accelerated Systemic Social Change

Authors: Trask, Bahira

  • There are few other books that look at the "macro" influences – such as globalization – on the family
  • Alternatively, globalization researchers don’t have much data on how the "micro" level – such as a family – is affected by globalization
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As our world becomes increasingly interconnected through economic integration, technology, communication, and political transformation, the sphere of the family is a fundamental arena where globalizing processes become realized.  For most individuals, family in whatever configuration, still remains the primary arrangement that meets certain social, emotional, and economic needs. It is within families that decisions about work, care, movement, and identity are negotiated, contested, and resolved. Globalization has profound implications for how families assess the choices and challenges that accompany this process.  Families are integrated into the global economy through formal and informal work, through production and consumption, and through their relationship with nation-states.  Moreover, ever growing communication and information technologies allow families and individuals to have access to others in an unprecedented manner.  These relationships are accompanied by new conceptualizations of appropriate lifestyles, identities, and ideologies even among those who may never be able to access them.

Despite a general acknowledgement of the complexities and social significance inherent in globalization, most analyses remain top-down, focused on the global economy, corporate strategies, and political streams. This limited perspective on globalization has had profound implications for understanding social life. The impact of globalization on gender ideologies, work-family relationships, conceptualizations of children, youth, and the elderly have been virtually absent in mainstream approaches, creating false impressions that dichotomize globalization as a separate process from the social order. Moreover, most approaches to globalization and social phenomena emphasize the Western experience. These inaccurate assumptions have profound implications for families, and for the globalization process itself.   In order to create and implement programs and policies that can harness globalization for the good of mankind, and that could reverse some of the deleterious effects that have affected the world’s most vulnerable populations, we need to make the interplay between globalization and families a primary focus.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Globalization as a Dynamic Force in Contemporary Societies

    Trask, Bahira Sherif

    Pages 3-20

  • Approaches to Understanding Families

    Trask, Bahira Sherif

    Pages 21-38

  • Gendered Analyses of Globalization

    Trask, Bahira Sherif

    Pages 39-58

  • Global Migration and the Formation of Transnational Families

    Trask, Bahira Sherif

    Pages 61-81

  • Work–Family Intersections in a Globalizing Context

    Trask, Bahira Sherif

    Pages 83-104

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8472-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and Families
Book Subtitle
Accelerated Systemic Social Change
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-88285-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-88285-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-88284-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8472-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 220
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