Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D.   Globalization and Families:
  Accelerated Systemic Social Change

Globalization and Families:
Accelerated Systemic Social Change
Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D.

Dr. Trask, a cultural anthropologist, highlights globalization as a critical factor in fundamentally transforming societies and cultures around the world. In order to examine this proposition she analyzes the complex relationship between globalizing processes and families, both in the U.S. and abroad.

In Globalization and Families: Accelerated Systemic Social Change, Dr. Trask

  • Analyzes the multifaceted processes of globalization and highlights cross-cultural debates about families and family policies;
  • Identifies the effects of globalization on families, specifically with respect to migration, changing gender roles, work and family, and the status of children, youth, and the elderly;
  • Illustrates that the decisions made in families, in part, determine the success or failure of the programs and policies associated with globalization.
  • Discusses the implications of deep rooted social change for the future of families worldwide
  • Argues that globalization is not an inevitably harmful process but provides tools that could be harnessed to benefit individuals and families.

Keywords/Related subjects: Childhood - Family Economics - Multiculturalism - Public Policy - Social Justice - Social Pluralism - Population Studies - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

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