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Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work

Parin Dossa (editor) Cati Coe (editor)
Parin Dossa (Contributions by)
Cati Coe (Contributions by)
Neda Deneva (Contributions by)
Yanqiu Rachel Zhou (Contributions by)
Kristin Elizabeth Yarris (Contributions by)
Erin L. Raffety (Contributions by)

ISBN: 9780813588087

Publication Date: Mar 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Documents the social and material contributions of older persons to their families in settings shaped by migration, their everyday lives in domestic and community spaces, and in the context of intergenerational relationships and diasporas. Much of this work is oriented toward supporting, connecting, and maintaining kin members and kin relationships.
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Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work documents the social and material contributions of older persons to their families in settings shaped by migration, their everyday lives in domestic and community spaces, and in the context of intergenerational relationships and diasporas. Much of this work is oriented toward supporting, connecting, and maintaining kin members and kin relationships�the work that enables a family to reproduce and regenerate itself across generations and across the globe.
Illustrations 4 tables
Pages 256
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Mar 2017
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Global Perspectives on Aging
Subject/s Social & cultural anthropology   Globalization   Migration, immigration & emigration   Age groups  
  • Introduction: Transnational Aging and Reconfigurations of Kin Work
  • Parin Dossa and Cati Coe
  • Part One: The Kin-scription of Older People into Care
  • 1. Flexible Kin Work, Flexible Migration: Aging Migrants Caught between Productive and Reproductive Labor in the European Union
  • Neda Deneva
  • 2. The New Aging Trajectories of Chinese Grandparents in Canada
  • Yanqiu Rachel Zhou
  • 3. Sacrifice or Abandonment? Nicaraguan Grandmothers' Narratives of Migration as Kin Work
  • Kristin Elizabeth Yarris
  • Part Two: Reconfigurations of Kinship and Care in Migration Contexts
  • 4. Fostering Change: Elderly Foster Mothers' Intergenerational Influence in Contemporary China
  • Erin L. Raffety
  • 5. Negotiating Sacred Values: Dharma, Karma, and Migrant Hindu Women
  • Mushira Mohsin Khan and Karen Kobayashi
  • 6. Transformations in Transnational Aging: A Century of Caring among Italians in Australia
  • Loretta Baldassar
  • Part Three: Aging, Kin Work, and Migrant Trajectories
  • 7. Returning Home: The Retirement Strategies of Aging Ghanaian Care Workers
  • Cati Coe
  • 8. Balancing the Weight of Nations and Families Transnationally: The Case of Older Caribbean Canadian Women
  • Delores V. Mullings
  • 9. The Recognition and Denial of Kin Work in Palliative Care: Epitomizing Narratives of Canadian Ismaili Muslims
  • Parin Dossa
  • References
  • About the Contributors
  • Index
Parin Dossa is a professor of anthropology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of Afghanistan Remembers: Gendered Narrations of Violence and Culinary Practices.

Cati Coe is a professor of anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She is the author of The Scattered Family: Parenting, African Migrants, and Global Inequality.

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