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

Contents

Part I Theoretical Perspectives and Paradigms

  1. 1 Globalization as a Dynamic Force in Contemporary Societies
  2. 3
  3. 1.1 The Debates on Globalization
  4. 6
  5. 1.2 Definition
  6. 7
  7. 1.3 Globalization and Causation
  8. 8
  9. 1.4 What Is “New” About Globalization
  10. 11
  11. 1.5 Ideational Approaches to Understanding Globalization and Families
  12. 15
  13. 1.6 Comprehensive, Holistic Approaches to Globalization
  14. 18
  15. 2 Approaches to Understanding Families
  16. 21
  17. 2.1 Defining Families
  18. 23
  19. 2.2 The Formal Study of Families
  20. 26
  21. 2.3 The Current Situation
  22. 31
  23. 2.4 Crosscultural Perspectives on Families
  24. 32
  25. 2.5 Fertility
  26. 34
  27. 2.6 Gender Role Trends
  28. 35
  29. 2.7 Changes in Families
  30. 37
  31. 3 Gendered Analyses of Globalization
  32. 39
  33. 3.1 Hegemonic Gender Discourses
  34. 41
  35. 3.2 Framing the Relationship Between Globalization and Gender
  36. 42
  37. 3.3 Masculine and Feminine Discourses
  38. 45
  39. 3.4 How Did We Get Here? Contributions of Family Studies and
    Gender Theorists
  40. 48
  41. 3.5 Patriarchy on the Decline?
  42. 50
  43. 3.6 What is Happening to the “Nuclear” Family
  44. 52
  45. 3.7 The Divisive Issue of Female Labor and Family Equality
  46. 54
  47. 3.8 Vulnerable Women and Children
  48. 55
  49. 3.9 Globalization, Gender, and Inequalities
  50. 57

Part II Examining Linkages between Globalization and Families

  1. 4 Global Migration and the Formation of Transnational Families
  2. 61
  3. 4.1 The Demographics of Migration
  4. 62
  5. 4.2 What is “Different” About Contemporary Migration Patterns?
  6. 64
  7. 4.3 The Effects of Migration
  8. 65
  9. 4.4 The Gendered Nature of Migration
  10. 67
  11. 4.5 The Role of Families in Migration
  12. 69
  13. 4.6 Children and Migration
  14. 73
  15. 4.6.1 The Issue of Transnational Mothering
  16. 73
  17. 4.6.2 The Success of Immigrant Children
  18. 75
  19. 4.7 Issues of Cultural Identity
  20. 76
  21. 4.8 Family Change and Migration
  22. 79
  23. 5 Work–Family Intersections in a Globalizing Context
  24. 83
  25. 5.1 What is Work?
  26. 85
  27. 5.2 The Changing Nature of Family Life and Family Roles
  28. 86
  29. 5.3 The Changing Nature of the World of Work
  30. 89
  31. 5.4 The Feminization of the Labor Force
  32. 90
  33. 5.5 Female-Headed Households
  34. 93
  35. 5.6 Where Does Girl’s Labor Fall?
  36. 95
  37. 5.7 Care Work and Women
  38. 97
  39. 5.8 Care Work and Children
  40. 100
  41. 5.9 Policies that Assist Families and Households
  42. 102
  43. 6 Global Conceptualizations of Children and Childhood
  44. 105
  45. 6.1 The Spread of a Universal Concept of Childhood
  46. 106
  47. 6.2 The Pivotal Role of Child Development Pedagogies
  48. 107
  49. 6.3 Problematic Universal Concepts
  50. 109
  51. 6.4 Changing Transitions to Adulthood
  52. 111
  53. 6.5 The Complex Issue of Children’s Rights
  54. 113
  55. 6.6 Linking Children’s Rights with Women’s Rights
  56. 116
  57. 6.7 The Role of Gender and Generation in Children’s Lives
  58. 117
  59. 6.8 Influences of Globalization on Children and Youth
  60. 119
  61. 6.9 The Problem of Child Labor
  62. 120
  63. 6.10 Responding to the Issue of Child Labor
  64. 121
  65. 6.11 The Vulnerability of Young People in a Globalizing Environment
  66. 123
  67. 6.12 Children and Public Space
  68. 124
  69. 6.13 Emphasizing the Varied Dimensions of Children and Childhood
  70. 127
  71. 7 Critical Issues Around Global Aging
  72. 129
  73. 7.1 Reconceptualizing Aging
  74. 131
  75. 7.2 Growing Concerns Around the Elderly
  76. 132
  77. 7.2.1 Significant Demographics
  78. 132
  79. 7.2.2 The Relationship Between Aging and Fertility Declines
  80. 135
  81. 7.2.3 Dependency and Social Welfare
  82. 136
  83. 7.3 Inequality and the Life Course
  84. 136
  85. 7.3.1 Gender Issues
  86. 137
  87. 7.4 The Crisis in Care
  88. 138
  89. 7.5 The Case Study of China
  90. 139
  91. 7.6 The Stress of the Sandwich Generation
  92. 140
  93. 7.7 How Globalization Could Contribute Positively to Aging Issues
  94. 142
  95. 7.7.1 Beneficial Social Policies
  96. 142

Part III Future Challenges and Opportunites

  1. 8 Nation-States, Transnational Spaces, and Family Linkages
  2. 147
  3. 8.1 The Role of the Nation-State with Respect to Its Citizens
  4. 149
  5. 8.2 The Role of States and Global Financial Flows
  6. 151
  7. 8.3 Restructuring and Gender Effects
  8. 153
  9. 8.4 Debates About the Role of the Welfare State and Globalization
  10. 155
  11. 8.5 Welfare States and Families
  12. 157
  13. 8.6 Women’s Fertility and the Future of Industrialized Nation-States
  14. 160
  15. 8.7 Growing Inequalities and the Role of the Nation-State
  16. 162
  17. 8.8 Agency and the Contemporary Nation-State
  18. 164
  19. 8.9 What Should be Next Steps?
  20. 165
  21. 9 Debates Around Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality
  22. 169
  23. 9.1 What and How is Poverty Determined?
  24. 170
  25. 9.2 Inequality Between and Within Societies
  26. 172
  27. 9.3 What are the Linkages Between Globalization, Poverty,
    and Inequality?
  28. 174
  29. 9.4 Local Responses to Globalizing Conditions
  30. 176
  31. 9.5 What Can be Done?
  32. 177
  33. 10 Social Change, New Paradigms, and Implications for Families
  34. 181
  35. 10.1 The Realization of Globalization in the Family Domain
  36. 182
  37. 10.2 Problematizing Static Concepts
  38. 183
  39. 10.3 Globalization and Family Change
  40. 185
  41. 10.4 Gender, Globalization, and the Market
  42. 189
  43. 10.5 Harnessing the Forces of Globalization
  44. 193
  45. 10.6 The Continued Signifi cance of Families
  46. 195
  47. 10.7 Concluding Thoughts
  48. 197
  49. References
  50. 199
  51. Index
  52. 215
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