Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Global Families
Family, Change, and Global Context
From Comparative to Global Perspectives on Families
Globalization as an Analytical Framework
The “Globalization Debate”
Risk in a Global Postmodern World
Globalization through a Feminist Lens
Global Families: Plan of the Book
Essay: Globalization and Family Down Under By Janet R. Grochowski, Ph.D.
Chapter 2: Global Change and Demographic Shifts: Family Characteristics and Societal Transformation
Demographic Transition and Family Dynamics
Morbidity and Mortality
Population Control as an International Policy Concern
Fertility in a Postmodern World
Gender and Migration
Immigration and Assimilation
Essay: Immigrant Women, New Neighbors, Global Families By Margaret L. Kvasnicka, CSJ
Chapter 3: Transnational Employment: Work–Family Linkages Across Borders
Domestic Employment in Global Context
Implications of Transnational Employment for Family Dynamics
Global Care Chains
Essay: A Migrant Mother’s Story: Paula Rodriguez By Joanna Dreby
Chapter 4: International Violence: Family Legacies of Oppression and War International Systems of Oppression
Colonialism and Families
War and Social Disorder
Sexual Domination Exploitation
The Marriage Squeeze
Family Resiliency in the Face of International Violence
Essay: Sex Trafficking: A “Family Business” By Jennifer Blank, M.A.
Chapter 5: Families and Worldwide Culture Systems: Globalized Media and Consumption
Global Media in an Era of Information Revolution
Global Consumption and Families
Cultural Globalization and Families
Globalization and Gender
Globalization and Family Values
Children as Intercultural Mediators
Essay: By Awa Abdi, Ph.D.
Chapter 6: Conclusion: Positioning Families in Global Landscapes
Beyond the Second Decade of the Year of the Family
Global Socio-economic Disparities and Family Well-Being
Human Rights and Family Rights
Conclusions: A Post-Family Global Society?
Essay: By Marsha Freeman, Ph.D.
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