9780415626736

Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415626736

  • ISBN10:

    0415626730

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/2/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Without denying the difficulties that confront migrants and their distant kin, this volume highlights the agency of family members in transnational processes of care, in an effort to acknowledge the transnational family as an increasingly common family form and to question the predominantly negative conceptualisations of this type of family. It re-conceptualizes transnational care as a set of activities that circulates between home and host countries - across generations - and fluctuates over the life course, going beyond a focus on mother-child relationships to include multidirectional exchanges across generations and between genders.

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