Legalized families in the era of bordered globalization

Daphna Hacker*

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Providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary perspective, this book explores the interrelations between globalization, borders, families and the law. It considers the role of international, multi-national and religious laws in shaping the lives of the millions of families that are affected by the opportunities and challenges created by globalization, and the ongoing resilience of national borders and cultural boundaries. Examining familial life-span stages - establishing spousal relations, raising children and being cared for in old age - Hacker demonstrates the fruitfulness in studying families beyond the borders of national family law, and highlights the relevance of immigration and citizenship law, public and private international law and other branches of law. This book provides a rich empirical description of families in our era. It is relevant not only to legal scholars and practitioners but also to scholars and students within the sociology of the family, globalization studies, border studies, immigration studies and gender studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages385
ISBN (Electronic)110714499X, 1108206883, 1108216331, 1316508218, 1316535002, 9781107144996, 9781316508213, 9781316508213 (paper back ; alk. paper), 9781316535004
ISBN (Print)9781107144996
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameGlobal law series
PublisherCambridge University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Adoption
  • Domestic relations -- Social aspects
  • Law and globalization -- Social aspects
  • Marital violence
  • Older people
  • Support (Domestic relations)
  • Surrogate motherhood
  • Child placing -- Adoption
  • Conjugal violence
  • Spousal violence
  • Aged
  • Aging people
  • Elderly people
  • Old people
  • Older adults
  • Older persons
  • Senior citizens
  • Seniors (Older people)
  • Maintenance (Domestic relations)
  • Support (Domestic relations) -- Law and legislation


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