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Description - Families Caring Across Borders by Loretta Baldassar

This is an ethnographic account of the transnational caregiving experiences and practices of Australian migrants and refugees, caring for their elderly parents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. It describes how people respond to unprecedented mobility (both voluntary and forced), globalized job markets and an ageing population.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403947765
ISBN-10: 1403947767
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 259
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Loretta Baldassar

LORETTA BALDASSAR is Associate Professor in Anthropology/Sociology in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her first book, Visits Home: Migration Experiences between Italy and Australia (2001), won the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award, Community Relations category. She has published widely in the area of migration studies including From Paesani to Global Italians: Veneto Migrants in Australia (with Ros Pesman, 2005). She is currently working on an edited volume provisionally titled Second Generation Migrants: Contesting Definitions