Generations and Globalization
Youth, Age, and Family in the New World Economy
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Generations and Globalization by Jennifer Cole
Book Description"This volume illuminates how families and the communities in which they are enmeshed negotiate everyday lives with the social, cultural, economic, and political resources available to them. It provides an excellent example of how anthropology matters to our understanding of the contemporary world and its global restructuring." -Karen Tranberg Hansen, Northwestern University Globalization is not only a large-scale phenomenon: it is also inextricably bound up with intimate aspects of personhood, care, and the daily decisions through which we make our lives. Looking at sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Mexico, the U.S., Europe, India, and China, Generations and Globalization investigates the impact of globalization in the context of families, age groups, and intergenerational relations. The contributors offer an innovative approach that focuses on the changing dynamics between generations, rather than treating changes in childhood, youth, or old age as discrete categories. They argue that new economies and global flows do not just transform contemporary family life, but are in important ways shaped and constituted by it. Contributors are Jennifer Cole, Deborah Durham, Jessica Greenberg, Sarah Lamb, Julie Livingston, Roger Magazine, Andrea Muehlebach, Martha Areli Ramirez Sanchez, and T. E. Woronov.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218704
(5983mm x 3971mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jennifer Cole
Sex and Salvation, Paperback (December 2010)
Eager to forge a viable future amid poverty and rising consumerism, many young women in Tamatave entered the sexual economy in hope of finding a European husband. This book chronicles the coming of age of a generation of women in Tamatave in the years that followed Madagascar's economic liberalization.
Love in Africa, Paperback (June 2009)
A collection of essays that argues for the importance of paying attention to the many different cultural and historical strands that constitute love in Africa. It covers such topics as the reception of Bollywood movies in 1950s Zanzibar, and the effects of a Mexican telenovela on young people's ideas about courtship in Niger.
Partner Stalking, Hardback (February 2006)» View all books by Jennifer Cole
Examines multiple aspects of partner stalking from the victim's perspective. This work presents the research as well as firsthand accounts of women who have survived partner stalking.
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Author Biography - Jennifer Cole
Jennifer Cole is Associate Professor of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. Deborah Durham is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sweet Briar College.
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