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Globalisation and transnational communities: implications for family life in old age

Pat Chambers, Graham Allan, Chris Phillipson and Mo Ray

in Family practices in later life

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420534
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302346 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.003.0008
Globalisation and transnational communities: implications for family life in old age

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This chapter examines the vital development, associated with globalisation, of transnational families. It argues that the phenomenon of globalisation raises important new issues for understanding family life in old age. Generally, the focus on globalisation confirms the importance of positioning individuals within the orbit of social and economic structures that are increasingly subject to forces lying beyond the boundaries of the nation state.

Keywords: globalisation; transnational communities; family life; old age; economic structures; social structures; nation state

Chapter.  4848 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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