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Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life,9780415626736
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Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and Absence in Family Life

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415626736

ISBN10:
0415626730
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/2/2013
Publisher(s):
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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