Transnational Aging: Current Insights and Future Challenges

Vincent Horn, Cornelia Schweppe
Routledge, 16 sep. 2015 - 282 pagina's

This book focuses on the diverse interrelationships between aging and transnationality. It argues that the lives of older people are increasingly entangled in transnational contexts on the social as well as the cultural, economic and political levels. Within these contexts, older people both actively contribute to and are affected by border-crossing processes. In addition, while some may voluntarily opt for adding a transnational dimension to their lives, others may have less choice in the matter. Transnational aging, therefore, provides a critical lens on how older people shape, organize and cope with life in contexts that are no longer bound to the frame of a single nation-state. Accordingly, the book emphasizes the agency of older people as well as the personal and structural constraints of their situations. The chapters in this book reveal these aspects by approaching transnational aging from different methodological angles, such as ethnographic research, comparative studies, quantitative data, and policy and discourse analysis. Geographically, the chapters cover a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, such as Namibia, Thailand, Russia, Germany, the United States and Ecuador.

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Transnational Aging Current Insights
CrossBorder Activities and Intergenerational
V2W Intergenerational Solidarity in Migrant Families From
Andean Elders Children
Grandmothers and Family
V5W Transnational Aging as Reflected in Germanyis Pension
V6W Maintaining Dual Residences to Manage Risks in Later
V7W Pendular Migration of the Older First Generations
Part C
The Old
The Challenge of Dealing With
13W From Alms to RightsBoundaries of a Transnational

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Over de auteur (2015)

Vincent Horn is a PhD candidate and resesarch associate in the Institute of Education at the University of Mainz (Germany).

Cornelia Schweppe is a Professor of Social Pedagogy in the Institute of Education and Director of the Research Center for Transnational Social Support (TRANSSOS) at the University of Mainz (Germany).

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