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1st Edition

Transnational Social Support

ISBN 9780415719728
Published September 20, 2013 by Routledge
226 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Adrienne Chambon is a Professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

Wolfgang Schröer is a Professor in the Institute for Socialpedagogic and Organisation Studies at the University of Hildesheim.

Cornelia Schweppe is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz.