In the context of ever-increasing globalization, transnational systems of support have emerged in response to the needs of transnational families, labour forces, and the communities within which they are located. This volume will be the first to systematically address transnational support research from a theoretical and empirical perspective, making the concept of transnationality part of the core knowledge structure of social work.
1. Introduction Adrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer and Cornelia Schweppe Part 1: Transnational Social Policy 2. Transnational Social Policy and Migration Ernie Lightman 3. Social Policy in a Transnational World: The Capability Approach, Neediness, and Social Work Lothar Böhnisch and Wolfgang Schröer Part 2: Transnational Social Support and Transnational Organizations 4. Development Cooperation as a Field of Transnational Learning Kay E. Ehlers and Stephan Wolff 5. New Religious Movements as Transnational Providers of Social Support: The Case of Sukyo Mahikari Wendy Smith Part 3: Transnational Family Care 6. Negotiating Double Binds of In-Between: A Gendered Perspective of Formal and Informal Social Supports in Transnationality Luann Good Gingrich 7. Sisters in Struggle? Wars Between Daughter-in-Law and Migrant Worker Frank T.Y. Wang Part 4: Transnational Social Support and Biography 8. Migration Biographies and Transnational Social Support: Transnational Family Care and the Search for "Homelandmen" Désirée Bender, Tina Hollstein, Lena Huber and Cornelia Schweppe 9. Transnational Biographies: The Delimitation of Motherhood Elisabeth Tuider Part 5: Transnational Social Support: Unintended Consequences and Future Challenges 10. The Missing Presence of Aboriginal Peoples from the Transnational Debate Adrienne Chambon and Arielle Dylan 11. Paradoxes of Transnational Knowledge Production in Social Work Stefan Köngeter