Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance

ISBN : 9780190265076

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman; Jill Brown; Carolyn Pope Edwards
392 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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An especially timely volume, Parenting From Afar and the Reconfiguration of Family Across Distance offers readers an important understanding and examination of family life in response to social change and shifts in the caregiving context.


Foreword by Thomas Weisner
About the Editors
Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Jill Brown, and Carolyn Pope Edwards
Section 1: Economic Migration and Family Dispersal
1. Scattering Seeds in Las Orquideas: The Role of Kin Networks in Ecuadorian Parental Emigration
Heather Rae-Espinoza
2. Migration and Skipped Generation Households in Thailand
Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Sureeporn Punpuing, Kanchana Tangchonlatip, & Laura Yakas
3. Fictive Kinships and the Re-Making of Family Life in the Context of Paid Domestic Work: The Case of Philippine Yayas
Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Minerva D. Tuliao, & Aileen S. Garcia
4. Changing Country, Changing Gender Roles: Migration to Norway and the Transformation of Gender Roles Among Polish Families
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, Magdalena Zadkowska, Brita Gjerstad, Kuba Krys, Anna Kwiatkowska, Gunhild Odden, Oleksandr Ryndyk, Justyna Swidrak, & Gunn Vedoy
5. Parental Migration and Well-being of Left-Behind Children from a Comparative Perspective
Yao Lu
Section 2: Family Separation in the Context of Social and Political Crises
6. The Making of 'Orphans': How the 'Orphan Rescue' Movement is Transforming Family and Jeopardizing Child Wellbeing in Uganda
Kristen Cheney
7. Imagined and Occasional Co-Presence in Open Adoption: How Adoptive Parents Mediate Birth Connections
Mandi MacDonald
8. Untold Transnational Family Life on the Sonora-Arizona Border
Marcela Sotomayor-Peterson & Ana A. Lucero-Liu
9. The Experience of Families Separated by Military Deployment
Ruth Ellingsen, Catherine Mogil, & Patricia Lester
Section 3: Personal Crises and Family Dispersal
10. Children as Providers and Recipients of Support: Redefining Family Among Child-Headed Households in Namibia
Monica Ruiz-Casares, Shelene Gentz, & Jesse Beatson
11. Parenting from Prison: The Reality and Experience of Distance
Joyce A. Arditti & Jonathon J. Beckmeyer
12. Distance Mothering: The Case of Nonresidential Mothers
Michelle Bemiller
Section 4: Family Separation as a Normative Cultural Practice and in Pursuit of Educational Opportunities
13. 'Raising Another's Child': Gifting, Communicating and Persevering in Northern Namibia
Jill Brown
14. Satellite Babies: Costs and benefits of culturally driven parent-infant separations in North American immigrant families
Yvonne Bohr, Cindy H. Liu, Stephen H. Chen, & Leslie K. Wang
15. Going the Distance: Transnational Educational Migrant Families in Korea
Sumie Okazaki & Jeehun Kim
16. Where Should My Child Go to School? Parent and Child Considerations in Binational Families
Edmund T. Hamann, Victor Zuniga, & Juan Sanchez Garcia

About the author: 

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work focuses on the intersection of culture, migration, family life, and child and adolescent development. She is also interested in how sociocultural factors relate to children's prosocial socialization.; Jill Brown is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Creighton University. She received her BA and her PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While her roots are in the Midwest, her work has taken her to other parts of the world: she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Varanasi, India. She is the current President of the Society of Cross Cultural Research. Her current research focuses on kinship, adoption and socially distributed child care and family life, and cognition and thinking across cultures.; Carolyn Pope Edwards is Willa Cather Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her interests center on social and moral development in cultural contexts, socialization processes within the family, and international early childhood education. She has conducted research and held research positions at universities in Italy, Norway, and Kenya.

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