Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

win prizes tudor queens series
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties by Raelene Wilding
  

Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties

Part of the Sociology for Globalizing Societies Series

Synopsis

Families, Intimacy and Globalization Floating Ties by Raelene Wilding

Growing numbers of partners, parents, children, grandchildren and siblings are living far away from each other, yet their opportunities to stay in touch have never been greater. Smartphones, tablets and personal computers are used by parents in London to care for their children in the Philippines. Refugees use phones and international transfers to send money and support to parents overseas. Funerals, weddings and anniversaries prompt return visits by plane and are streamed online to kin around the world. The mechanisms and processes of globalization are transforming the ways in which people `do' and think about their families. Families, Intimacy and Globalization examines their experiences, charting the tensions between the freedoms and choices of late modern individuals, on the one hand, and the constraints of relational ties of love and obligation, on the other, which produce the `floating ties' of global families and intimate relationships. Using detailed examples from all corners of the globe and across the life course, from internet dating to parenting to aged care, this thought-provoking book examines the transformation of relationships by the processes of migration and the cultural and economic flows that are central to globalization.

About the Author

Raelene Wilding is Associate Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research explores the experiences and practices of transnational families across the life-course and across a range of migration categories, from skilled to humanitarian migrants. She has a particular interest in the circulation of care and support across national and cultural borders, and the uses of new media to maintain relationships. Her previous books include Families Caring Across Borders (Palgrave, with Baldassar and Baldock) and Race and Ethnic Relations (OUP, with Fozdar and Hawkins).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2017

Author

Raelene Wilding

More books by Raelene Wilding
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan

Format

Paperback
201 pages

Categories

Sociology: family & relationships

ISBN

9781137338587

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools