Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework

Author: Mary K. Zimmerman,Jacquelyn S. Litt,Christine E. Bose

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753241

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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A provocative collection on women's paid and unpaid carework, examining the lives of the women at the center of new global dynamics.

Global Nollywood

The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

Author: Matthias Krings,Onookome Okome

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253009421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 382

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Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and the rest of the world. Topics such as Nollywood as a theoretical construct, the development of a new, critical film language, and Nollywood’s transformation outside of Nigeria reveal the broader implications of this film form as it travels and develops. Highlighting controversies surrounding commodification, globalization, and the development of the film industry on a wider scale, this volume gives sustained attention to Nollywood as a uniquely African cultural production.

Feminist Ethics and Social Policy

Towards a New Global Political Economy of Care

Author: Rianne Mahon,Fiona Robinson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821078

Category: Medical

Page: 244

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As national borders become more permeable, women are increasingly travelling from poor to rich countries to take up jobs as care workers. The struggle to maintain a healthy work/care balance in Western nations is creating a care deficit in the developing world. This volume links ethics to the social politics of care by examining the implications of the feminization of migrant labour and the shortcomings of social policy. From Canada to Sweden and from Korea to Japan, renowned and emerging scholars reveal that a truly feminist ethics of care must be grounded in the concrete lives of real people working in transnational webs of social relations.

Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society

From Generation to Generation

Author: Merril Silverstein,Roseann Giarrusso

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408945

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society brings together scholars whose common link is their intellectual intersection with the work of Vern Bengtson, an esteemed family sociologist whose accomplishments include foundational theoretical contributions to the study of families and intergenerational relations as well as the development of the widely used Longitudinal Study of Generations data set. The study began in 1971 and is the basis for Bengtson’s highly influential concept and measurement model, the intergenerational solidarity-conflict paradigm. This book serves as an excellent compendium of original research that examines how Bengtson’s solidarity model, a theory that informs nearly all intergenerational and gerontology sociology work performed today, continues to be relevant to scholars and practitioners. Written by internationally recognized scholars, the book’s fifteen chapters are mapped to five major thematic areas to which Bengtson’s research contributed: family connections; grandparents in a changing demographic landscape; generations and cohorts (micro-macro dialectics); religion and families in the context of continuity, change, and conflict; and global cross-national and cross-ethnic concerns. Key strengths of the book include the diversity of foci and data sources and the strong attention given to global and international issues. Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society will appeal to scholars working in sociology, psychology, gerontology, family studies, and social work.

Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas

Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345842

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 3881

The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts

Masculinities, Care and Equality

Identity and Nurture in Men's Lives

Author: N. Hanlon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726487X

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 1465

This book explores men's ambiguous relationship with intimate caring work within a context where carefree and nurturing expectations for men are competing for influence. For men, to be more involved carers clashes with commonly valued expectations of them as men and this book analyses how men confront this contradictory expectation.

South-South Migration

Implications for Social Policy and Development

Author: Katja Hujo,Nicola Piper

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 2721

This book seeks to explore the development and policy implications of South-South migration, specifically with regard to the role and challenges for social policy. It examines the linkages and impact of migration on gender and care regimes, human resource flows, remittances, poverty, and political organizations by or for migrants.

Global Care Work

Gender and Migration in Nordic Societies

Author: Lise Widding Isaksen

Publisher: Nordic Academic Press

ISBN: 9185509485

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6931

This is a unique study of gender and migration. Written by researchers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, this anthology brings the Nordic example to the international debate on how globalisation affects and commercialises women's traditional work. The authors uncover some uncomfortable facts about new ethnic hierarchies, social class and gender discrimination in their countries. The Nordic societies have a long history of active policies on gender equality and social welfare for all. But today families can outsource' gender equality conflicts to the global market, and on a national level the authorities can use migration policy to adjust to the needs of the labour market. The authors present empirical research on the lives of care workers, sex workers and au pairs, their families, and the social and legal migration regulations. Global Care Work critically examines the effects of new migration patterns and globalisation on the egalitarian ideologies in the Nordic countries. The book makes essential reading for those interested in migration, care work and gender issues.


A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des sciences humaines et Sociales

Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598694097

Category: Reference

Page: 2816

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.



Author: Judith Ann Warner

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313344138

Category: Social Science

Page: 987

View: 8711


Peruvians Dispersed

A Global Ethnography of Migration

Author: Karsten Paerregaard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739118375

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 1551

The book examines Peruvian migration to the United States, Spain, Japan and Argentina and uses a multi-sited field research design to make ethnographic in-depth descriptions of Peru's many migrant communities in America, Europe and Asia, explore the politics of immigration that the Global North employs to control migration from the Global South and rethink current attempts to theorize transnational migration.

Feminist Periodicals

A Current Listing of Contents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

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Who Pays the Price?

Foreign Workers, Society, Crime and the Law

Author: Mally Shechory,Sarah Ben-David,Dan Soen

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 5313

Why is labour migration an issue of such public, social and political concern? How did it acquire such an importance? This book deals with exploitation on a massive scale. It is estimated that there are roughly 20 to 30 million unauthorised migrants world-wide, comprising 10%-15% of the world's immigrant stock. The book focuses on migrant workers, accompanied by as many dependants, who are driven by circumstances beyond their control to work in a country other than their own, in a foreign society that cannot function without them. Most countries admit only a limited number of labour immigrants to meet their labour market needs and priorities. The papers presented in this book cover a wide range of areas from various aspects. The points of view on and from different countries try to look at the very complex subject of migrant labourers from three main aspects -- social, legal and criminological. Theses papers cover a wide range of areas such as - prejudices and racial intolerance, official policies, living and health conditions, psychological and psychiatry aspects, criminality and victimisation and human trafficking. Some of the papers advance the Conflict theory, which seeks to catalogue the ways in which those in power seek to stay in power. Others reflect on basic facts advanced by other sociological and criminological theories.

Sociology of Work

An Encyclopedia

Author: Vicki Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1136

View: 7740

This encyclopedia discusses the simple act of going to work every day and examines why it is an integral part of all societies across the globe. Covers curricular subjects that addresses why we work, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health.

The Michigan Alumnus

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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