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Global Families

Author: Meg Wilkes Karraker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412998638

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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In Global Families, author Meg Karraker provides family scholars with a methodical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of globalization. Global Families then examines the ways in which globalization impinges on families throughout the world in four major areas: demographic transitions, world-wide culture, international violence, and transnational employment. The book concludes with a discussion of supra-national policies and other efforts to position families in this global landscape.

Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption

The De-Kinning of First Mothers

Author: Riitta Högbacka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137524766

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This book looks at the simultaneous processes of making and un-making of families that are part of the adoption practice. Whereas most studies on transnational adoption concentrate on the adoptive family, the author identifies not only the happy occasion when a family gains a child, but also the sorrow and loss of the child to its family of origin. Situating transnational adoption in the context of the Global North-South divide, Hogbacka investigates the devastating effects of unequal life chances and asymmetrical power relations on the adoption process and on the mothers whose children are adopted. Based on unique primary material gathered in in-depth interviews with South African families of origin and Finnish adoptive families, the book investigates the decision-making processes of both sets of parents and the encounters between them. The first mothers' narratives are juxtaposed with those of the adopters and of the adoption social workers who act on the principles of the wider adoption system. Concluding with a critique of the Global Northism that exemplifies current practices, Hogbacka sketches the contours of a more just approach to transnational adoption that would shatter rather than perpetuate inequality. The book can also be read as an expose of the consequences of current inequalities for poor families. Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption will be of interest to students and scholars of adoption studies, family and kinship, sociology, anthropology, social work and development.

Global Families

A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Author: Catherine Ceniza Choy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479891169

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia, she reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and U.S. servicemen comprised one of the earliest groups of adoptive children. Based on extensive archival research, Global Families moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism. Rather, Choy acknowledges the complexity of the phenomenon, illuminating both its radical possibilities of a world united across national, cultural, and racial divides through family formation and its strong potential for reinforcing the very racial and cultural hierarchies it sought to challenge.

Material World

A Global Family Portrait

Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780871564306

Category: Photography

Page: 255

View: 7610

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Our Global Families

Christians Embracing Common Identity in a Changing World

Author: Todd M. Johnson,Cindy M. Wu

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441221794

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2241

As Christians, we belong to not only a diverse global Christian family but also a diverse human family. Todd Johnson, a noted expert on global Christianity and world missions trends, and Cindy Wu show how divisions within these families work against our desire to bring about positive change in the world. They provide an overview of global Christian identity, exploring how we can be faithful to our own tradition while engaging Christians across denominations and be better informed as we work with people of other religions. The book utilizes the latest research data on global Christianity and world religions and includes tables, graphs, charts, and end-of-chapter discussion questions.

Tight Knit

Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Author: Elizabeth L. Krause

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022655810X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic charm. Yet, as Elizabeth L. Krause uncovers in Tight Knit, Chinese migrants are the ones sewing “Made in Italy” labels into low-cost items for a thriving fast-fashion industry—all the while adding new patterns to the social fabric of Italy’s iconic industry. Krause offers a revelatory look into how families involved in the fashion industry are coping with globalization based on longterm research in Prato, the historic hub of textile production in the heart of metropolitan Tuscany. She brings to the fore the tensions—over value, money, beauty, family, care, and belonging—that are reaching a boiling point as the country struggles to deal with the same migration pressures that are triggering backlash all over Europe and North America. Tight Knit tells a fascinating story about the heterogeneity of contemporary capitalism that will interest social scientists, immigration experts, and anyone curious about how globalization is changing the most basic of human conditions—making a living and making a life.

Global Families, Volume II in the Families in the 21st Century Series

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490264167

Category: Education

Page: 46

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Global Families, Volume II in the Families in the 21st Century Series. In this book, you will learn topics such as Transnational Employment: Work-Family Linkages Across Borders, International Violence: Family Legacies of Oppression and War, Families and Worldwide Culture Systems, and Positioning Families in Global Landscapes plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

99 Questions for Global Families

Quality Conversation Starters for Families Crossing Cultures

Author: Jerry Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985750043


Page: 110

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99 Questions for Global Families is a powerful tool designed for families who are living cross-culturally. By setting aside time to ask these simple questions to the people in your home, you will discover things you never imagined and understand what you already knew on a completely different level. Whether you pick a question once a day, once a week or even once a month, you will gain tremendous insight into how each of your family members processes the joys and challenges of their life abroad. Find out how your kids feel about their host country and their passport country. Learn what stretches them, what challenges them and what excites them the most. Dig deep into what makes your family and your adventure unique. You will probably laugh, you might cry, but you will absolutely learn something new about the people you love most. 99 Questions for Global Families is one in a series of books helping take relationships deeper. For more information on the 99 Questions series, as well as other free resources, go to

Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective

Author: Bron B Ingoldsby,Suzanna D Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928197

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 457

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The Second Edition of Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective travels across geographic, cultural, and historical boundaries to explore the diversity of the world’s families—in family structure, processes, history, and social and environmental contexts. Editors Bron B. Ingoldsby and Suzanna D. Smith examine a full range of topics including family origin and universality, family functions, marital structure, kinship rules, comparative research methods, family development, marriage adjustment, parenting, divorce, and aging. This comprehensive text increases students’ recognition of and respect for cultural diversity as it influences family life.

Raising Global Families

Parenting, Immigration, and Class in Taiwan and the US

Author: Pei-Chia Lan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503605909

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8279

Drawing on a uniquely comparative, multi-sited research model, Pei-Chia Lan examines how four groups of ethnic Chinese parents in Taiwan and the United States negotiate cultural differences and class inequality to raise children in the contexts of globalization and immigration. She finds that despite sharing a similar ethnic cultural background, these parents develop class-specific, context-sensitive strategies of childrearing to maintain their particular version of a middle-class lifestyle in the globalized world.

Global Employees ... Global Families

Author: Margaret Shaffer,Minah @[email protected],Minah Ṿesṭman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785604195

Category: International business enterprises

Page: 113

View: 9336

The purpose of this ebook on global employee families is to expand the conceptual and methodological boundaries of research in this area to enhance our understanding of the family experiences of the growing diverse portfolio of global employees. The chapters in this ebook are conceptually and methodologically diverse. Grounded in a variety of theoretical frameworks, such as Hobfoll's Conservation of Resources theory (COR), embeddedness, and relational demography, the research focuses on different outcomes, including adjustment, work-family conflict, and negative consequences such as divorce. Methodologically, the studies represent both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research and the samples include diverse forms of global employees (i.e., corporate and self-initiated expatriates, international business travelers, and rotational assignees) from a variety of world regions (i.e., Europe, the Far East, and North America). They also target diverse family structures (i.e., dual career families, single earner families, and families with and without children).

The Global Family Planning Revolution

Three Decades of Population Policies and Programs

Author: Warren C. Robinson,John A. Ross

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821369520

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 2094

The striking upsurge in population growth rates in developing countries at the close of World War II gained force during the next decade. From the 1950s to the 1970s, scholars and advocacy groups publicized the trend and drew troubling conclusions about its economic and ecological implications. Private educational and philanthropic organizations, government, and international organizations joined in the struggle to reduce fertility. Three decades later this movement has seen changes beyond anyone's most optimistic dreams, and global demographic stabilization is expected in this century. The Global Family Planning Revolution preserves the remarkable record of this success. Its editors and authors offer more than a historical record. They disccuss important lessons for current and future initiatives of the international community. Some programs succeeded while others initially failed, and the analyses provide valuable guidance for emerging health-related policy objectives and responses to global challenges.

The Story of a Global Family


Author: Charles Byron Capen Rodriguez,Carmen Marion Capen Rodriguez,Joaquin Manuel Capen Rodriguez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980847000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 488

This book has a long umbilical cord. It is about Spanish and American families that separately arrive in the Philippines in 1896 and 1931. They lived during the colonial eras in the Philippines from the 16th to the 20th century. Members of the third and fourth generations of the Capen and Rodriguez families, who agreed to talk about their and their forebears' lives, are veritable representatives of the first and second generations of their ancestors, who are no longer around. The story-telling is aided by documents, letters, recollections of relatives, and a comprehensive family tree that dates as far back as 400 years; their recollections are animated not only by their knowledge of the past but by the depth and the growth of their self-knowledge. This information, in modern times, is a viable warranty. In a sense, this book has psychological inroads to the living and the dead.

Cross Cultures

How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations

Author: Dennis T. Jafffe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517626600


Page: 164

View: 6437

Prosperous families around the world face unexpected challenges as they encounter the modern global environment. It is natural for the wealth-creating generation to cherish the cultural roots that led to their success, advocating for the family's heritage. But, as subsequent generations are educated and trained in faraway lands and diverse cultures, new influences enter the family. The resulting conflicts can bring significant stress to the family and risk to the family enterprise, especially at times of generational transition. Cross Cultures: How Global Families Negotiate Change Across Generations outlines the latest insights from two internationally-renowned family business consultants, Dennis Jaffe PhD and James Grubman PhD. It explains the practical, commonsense strategies that families in each culture (and their advisors) can use to resolve the differences threatening the fabric of the family. Building on Dr. Grubman's first book, Strangers in Paradise: How Families Adapt to Wealth Across Generations, and Dr. Jaffe's 100 Year Family Enterprise Research project for Wise Counsel Research Associates, Cross Cultures outlines the current sociological research identifying three fundamental cultural styles around the world. It then provides insight into how families can overcome their cross-cultural stresses using proven negotiation techniques. Cross Cultures is a ground-breaking explanation of culture, its hidden dimensions, and the important new ways in which families must think, communicate, and solve problems together.

Family and Population Change in Singapore

A unique case in the global family changes

Author: Wei-Jun Jean Yeung,Shu Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351109855

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book depicts the evolution of Singapore’s family and population landscape in the last half a century, the related public policies, and future challenges. Since the country gained independence in 1965, family and population policies have been integral to her nation-building strategies. The chapters discuss the changes in population compositions, family structures, relations, and values among major ethnic groups. They also discuss policies for vulnerable populations such as female-headed households, cross-cultural families, same-sex partnering, the elderly, and low-income families. In the context of global family changes, Singapore’s experience is by no means a linear extrapolation of those in the Western industrialized countries, but a unique interplay between globalization, culture, and public policies. As the country celebrated her 50th birthday, the book reflects on how families have fared and the efficacies of various family and population policies.

Planning Families in Nepal

Global and Local Projects of Reproduction

Author: Jan Brunson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813578639

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Based on almost a decade of research in the Kathmandu Valley, Planning Families in Nepal offers a compelling account of Hindu Nepali women as they face conflicting global and local ideals regarding family planning. Promoting a two-child norm, global family planning programs have disseminated the slogan, “A small family is a happy family,” throughout the global South. Jan Brunson examines how two generations of Hindu Nepali women negotiate this global message of a two-child family and a more local need to produce a son. Brunson explains that while women did not prefer sons to daughters, they recognized that in the dominant patrilocal family system, their daughters would eventually marry and be lost to other households. As a result, despite recent increases in educational and career opportunities for daughters, mothers still hoped for a son who would bring a daughter-in-law into the family and care for his aging parents. Mothers worried about whether their modern, rebellious sons would fulfill their filial duties, but ultimately those sons demonstrated an enduring commitment to living with their aging parents. In the context of rapid social change related to national politics as well as globalization—a constant influx of new music, clothes, gadgets, and even governments—the sons viewed the multigenerational family as a refuge. Throughout Planning Families in Nepal, Brunson raises important questions about the notion of “planning” when applied to family formation, arguing that reproduction is better understood as a set of local and global ideals that involve actors with desires and actions with constraints, wrought with delays, stalling, and improvisation.

Generational Wealth Management

A Guide for Fostering Global Family Wealth

Author: Lisa Gray

Publisher: Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc

ISBN: 9781843742807

Category: Conflict of generations

Page: 342

View: 4607

It is a guidebook for families and advisors alike, healing broken family relationships around the wealth and illuminating gaps in the family client-advisory relationship which threaten the achievement of family wealth management goals.

Jesse's World

A Story of Adoption and the Global Family

Author: Basia Bonkowski

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1740512316

Category: Intercountry adoption

Page: 260

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Basia Bonkowski has two children adopted from overseas (Colombia and Thailand). Jesse's world covers the experiences of other families in her position and, as Basia writes, "the book is inspired by the short but wonderful life of a brave young Colombian boy called Jesse Scott who was adopted in 1992 but died six years later from a rare genetic disease of the brain." The book gives a bird's eye view of the "Global Family" which is how we have come to think of the links connecting the Australian families with the children they have adopted from overseas and the families and the networks back in those children's home countries.

Global Aging and Its Challenge to Families

Author: Vern L. Bengtson,Ariela Lowenstein

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366326

Category: Social Science

Page: 387

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The recent explosion in population aging across the globe represents one of the most remarkable demographic changes in human history. There is much concern about population aging and its consequences for nations, for governments, and for individuals. It has often been noted that population aging will inevitably affect the economic stability of most countries and the policies of most state governments. What is less obvious, but equally important, is that population aging will profoundly affect families. Who will care for the growing numbers of tomorrow's very old members of societies? Will it be state governments? The aged themselves? Their families? The purpose of this volume is to examine consequences of global aging for families and intergenerational support, and for nations as they plan for the future. Four remarkable social changes during the past fifty years are highlighted: (1) Extension of the life course: A generation has been added to the average span of life over the past century; (2) Changes in the age structures of nations: Most nations today have many more elders, and many fewer children, than fifty years ago; (3) Changes in family structures and relationships: Some of these differences are the result of trends in family structure, notably higher divorce rates and the higher incidence of childbearing to single parents; (4) Changes in governmental responsibilities: In the last decade, governmental responsibility appears to have slowed or reversed as states reduce welfare expenditures. How will families respond to twenty-first-century problems associated with population aging? Will families indeed be important in the twenty-first century, or will kinship and the obligations across generations become increasingly irrelevant, replaced by "personal communities"? This volume goes a considerable distance to answer these critical issues for the twenty-first century. Vern L. Bengtson is an AARP/University Chair in Gerontology and Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California. Ariela Lowenstein is associate professor and head, Department of Aging Studies, University of Haifa, Israel.

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