Overview: Transnational Times in Global Spaces – Childhood and Parenting in the Age of Movement
In this short introductory chapter, we offer an overview on some of the book’s main topics – such as transnational care, childhood and parenthood, transnational spaces and temporality, – aiming to offer a coherent picture of the issues therein from a synchretic, however problematic, point of view. As transnational families emerge in an age of movement, they prove to be telling of deep structural fractures in the web of a globally connected society, yet displaying an unusual – since constantly changing and renegotiated – solidarity that creates a continuum of both life-worlds and values that is exemplary for more than what they directly represent. Namely, transnational society is shown to display a peculiar stance between habituation and movement, intimacy ans institutions, establishments and choice.
This work has been supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN II-RU-TE-2014 4-2087.
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