Care across distance : ethnographic explorations of aging and migration
Part of the Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations series
World-wide migration has an unsettling effect on social structures, especially on aging populations and eldercare.
This volume investigates how taken-for-granted roles are challenged, intergenerational relationships transformed, economic ties recalibrated, technological innovations utilized, and spiritual relations pursued and desired, and asks what it means to care at a distance and to age abroad.
What it does show is that trans-nationalization of care produces unprecedented convergences of people, objects and spaces that challenge our assumptions about the who, how, and where of care.