Families, Intimacy and Globalization: Floating Ties - Sociology for Globalizing Societies (Paperback)
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Families, Intimacy and Globalization: Floating Ties - Sociology for Globalizing Societies (Paperback)

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Paperback 201 Pages / Published: 27/10/2017
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137338587
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 3285 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2018

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