Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847422040 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847422057 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Ageing and intergenerational relations

Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Edited by Misa Izuhara

Ageing and intergenerational relations

Edited by Misa Izuhara

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847422040 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847422057 Published February 2010 For sale in North and South America only
With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness in the labour market, and increasing mobility within and beyond national boundaries. This exciting book explores the exchange of support between generations and examines variations in contemporary practices and rationales in different regions and societies around the world. It draws on theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses to discuss both newly emerging patterns of family reciprocity and more established ones which are affected by changing opportunities and pressures in contemporary societies. The book is split into two parts: the first reviews key theoretical and conceptual debates in this field, while the second offers new insights and an understanding of exchange practices based on case studies from different regions and different relationships.
Contents
Introduction ~ Misa Izuhara
Globalisation, global ageing and intergenerational relations ~ Chris Phillipson
Theorising intergenerational relations ~ Ariela Lowenstein
Intergenerational relationships and the welfare state ~ Svein Olav Daatland
Migration and the impact on intergenerational reciprocity ~ Louise Acker
Family wealth and reciprocity in the East Asian context ~ Misa Izuhara and Ray Forrest
Grandparents, HIV/AIDS and grandparenting in Sub-Saharan Africa ~ Akpovire Oduaran and Choja Oduaran
The spiritual debt and the gendered cost ~ Pascale Engelmajer
Reciprocity in intergenerational relationships in stepfamilies ~ Lawrence Ganong and Marilyn Coleman
Conclusion ~ Misa Izuhara
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