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.

chapter 1|10 pages


ByAdrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia Schweppe

part I|30 pages

Transnational Social Policy

chapter 2|17 pages

Transnational Social Policy and Migration

ByErnie Lightman

chapter 3|11 pages

Social Policy in a Transnational World

The Capability Approach, Neediness, and Social Work
ByLothar Böhnisch, Wolfgang Schröer

part II|37 pages

Transnational Social Support and Transnational Organisations

chapter 4|20 pages

Development Cooperation as a Field of Transnational Learning1

ByKay E. Ehlers, Stephan Wolff

chapter 5|15 pages

New Religious Movements as Transnational Providers of Social Support

The Case of Sukyo Mahikari
ByWendy Smith

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
ByLuann Good Gingrich

chapter 7|19 pages

Sisters in Struggle?

Wars Between Daughters-in-law and Migrant Workers
ByFrank T. Y. Wang, Chin-ju Lin

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'
ByDésirée Bender, Tina Hollstein, Lena Huber, Cornelia Schweppe

chapter 9|15 pages

Transnational Biographies

The Delimitation of Motherhood
ByElisabeth Tuider

part IV|46 pages

Transnational Social Support

chapter 10|20 pages

The Missing Presence of Aboriginal Peoples from the Transnational Debate

ByAdrienne Chambon, Arielle Dylan