In the context of ever-increasing globalization, transnational systems of support have emerged in response to the needs of transnational families, labour forces, and the communities within which they are located. This volume will be the first to systematically address transnational support research from a theoretical and empirical perspective, making the concept of transnationality part of the core knowledge structure of social work.

part I|30 pages

Transnational Social Policy

chapter 3|11 pages

Social Policy in a Transnational World

The Capability Approach, Neediness, and Social Work

part II|37 pages

Transnational Social Support and Transnational Organisations

part III|48 pages

Transnational Family Care

chapter 6|27 pages

Negotiating Double Binds of In-Between

A Gendered Perspective of Formal and Informal Social Supports in Transnationality

chapter 7|19 pages

Sisters in Struggle?

Wars Between Daughters-in-law and Migrant Workers

part IV|37 pages

Transnational Social Support and Biography

chapter 8|20 pages

Migration Biographies and Transnational Social Support

Transnational Family Care and the Search for ‘Homelandmen'

chapter 9|15 pages

Transnational Biographies

The Delimitation of Motherhood