Our Global Families


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As Christians, we belong to not only a diverse global Christian family but also a diverse human family. Todd Johnson, a noted expert on global Christianity and world missions trends, and Cindy Wu show how divisions within these families work against our desire to bring about positive change in the world. They provide an overview of global Christian identity, exploring how we can be faithful to our own tradition while engaging Christians across denominations and be better informed as we work with people of other religions. The book utilizes the latest research data on global Christianity and world religions and includes tables, graphs, charts, and end-of-chapter discussion questions.

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Author by Todd M. Johnson
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781441221797

Material World


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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

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Author by Peter Menzel
Genre eBook Photography
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ISBN Number 0871564300

Families In Global And Multicultural Perspective


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The Second Edition of Families in Global and Multicultural Perspective travels across geographic, cultural, and historical boundaries to explore the diversity of the world’s families—in family structure, processes, history, and social and environmental contexts. Editors Bron B. Ingoldsby and Suzanna D. Smith examine a full range of topics including family origin and universality, family functions, marital structure, kinship rules, comparative research methods, family development, marriage adjustment, parenting, divorce, and aging. This comprehensive text increases students’ recognition of and respect for cultural diversity as it influences family life.

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Author by Bron B Ingoldsby
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
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ISBN Number 9780761928195

Voices Of Our Global Family


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Genre eBook Poverty
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ISBN Number OCLC:1057748324

Families In A Global Context


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How are families the same or different around the world? Families in a Global Context puts the similarities and differences into perspective, presenting an in-depth comparative analysis of family life in 17 countries around the world. Contributors discuss different country's family life by using a standard framework to review major influences and patterns. The framework allows readers to do comparative reflection across several countries on a variety of daily living elements, including social and economic forces such as urbanization and modernization, changes in gender/courtship/spousal patterns, and war. This book provides an informative illustration of current as well as future trends of family life worldwide.

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Author by Charles B. Hennon
Genre eBook Psychology
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ISBN Number 9781136867101

Global Families


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In the last fifty years, transnational adoption—specifically, the adoption of Asian children—has exploded in popularity as an alternative path to family making. Despite the cultural acceptance of this practice, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the factors that allowed Asian international adoption to flourish. In Global Families, Catherine Ceniza Choy unearths the little-known historical origins of Asian international adoption in the United States. Beginning with the post-World War II presence of the U.S. military in Asia, she reveals how mixed-race children born of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women and U.S. servicemen comprised one of the earliest groups of adoptive children. Based on extensive archival research, Global Families moves beyond one-dimensional portrayals of Asian international adoption as either a progressive form of U.S. multiculturalism or as an exploitative form of cultural and economic imperialism. Rather, Choy acknowledges the complexity of the phenomenon, illuminating both its radical possibilities of a world united across national, cultural, and racial divides through family formation and its strong potential for reinforcing the very racial and cultural hierarchies it sought to challenge.

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Author by Catherine Ceniza Choy
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9781479891160

The Samoans


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Offers portraits and brief profiles of more than a hundred Samoans living around the world.

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Author by Frederic Koehler Sutter
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9780824812386

Global Families Inequality And Transnational Adoption


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This book looks at the simultaneous processes of making and un-making of families that are part of the adoption practice. Whereas most studies on transnational adoption concentrate on the adoptive family, the author identifies not only the happy occasion when a family gains a child, but also the sorrow and loss of the child to its family of origin. Situating transnational adoption in the context of the Global North-South divide, Hogbacka investigates the devastating effects of unequal life chances and asymmetrical power relations on the adoption process and on the mothers whose children are adopted. Based on unique primary material gathered in in-depth interviews with South African families of origin and Finnish adoptive families, the book investigates the decision-making processes of both sets of parents and the encounters between them. The first mothers' narratives are juxtaposed with those of the adopters and of the adoption social workers who act on the principles of the wider adoption system. Concluding with a critique of the Global Northism that exemplifies current practices, Hogbacka sketches the contours of a more just approach to transnational adoption that would shatter rather than perpetuate inequality. The book can also be read as an expose of the consequences of current inequalities for poor families. Global Families, Inequality and Transnational Adoption will be of interest to students and scholars of adoption studies, family and kinship, sociology, anthropology, social work and development.

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Author by Riitta Högbacka
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9781137524768

Raising Global Families


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Public discourse on Asian parenting tends to fixate on ethnic culture as a static value set, disguising the fluidity and diversity of Chinese parenting. Such stereotypes also fail to account for the challenges of raising children in a rapidly modernizing world, full of globalizing values. In Raising Global Families, Pei-Chia Lan examines how ethnic Chinese parents in Taiwan and the United States negotiate cultural differences and class inequality to raise children in the contexts of globalization and immigration. She draws on a uniquely comparative, multisited research model with four groups of parents: middle-class and working-class parents in Taiwan, and middle-class and working-class Chinese immigrants in the Boston area. Despite sharing a similar ethnic cultural background, these parents develop class-specific, context-sensitive strategies for arranging their children's education, care, and discipline, and for coping with uncertainties provoked by their changing surroundings. Lan's cross-Pacific comparison demonstrates that class inequality permeates the fabric of family life, even as it takes shape in different ways across national contexts.

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Author by Pei-Chia Lan
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9781503605916

The Maxxis Global Family


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As President of Maxxis International for more than 20 years, Dr. Wally Chen has guided this multi-billion dollar corporation to a position as one of the world’s top ten tyre companies. In The Maxxis Global Family, he shares his ideas on management, creating a strong international brand, and ‘Triple 3’ – the business philosophy that guides Maxxis stakeholders to success. Dr. Chen also relates how his experiences with employees, distributors and customers have taught him lessons that he applies every day in business and in life. The Maxxis Global Family is a must for anyone who seeks to combine a life of corporate success with integrity and humanity.In 2013, Maxxis International (Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd) was named by Forbes as one of Asia’s ‘Fab 50 Companies’ for the second straight year. http://www.forbes.com/fab50/ About the author Dr. Wally Chen began his career with Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., d/b/a Maxxis International, in 1974. Rising steadily through the company’s management ranks, he was appointed president in 1992 and has remained in that position ever since. Under his leadership, Maxxis International has risen to the ranks of the world’s top ten tyre companies, and now takes in more than US$4.5 billion annually. Dr. Chen is a graduate of National Taiwan University, where he earned a degree in economics, and National Jiao Tung University, where he was awarded his Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA). In 2012, he received an honorary doctorate from National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech).

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Author by Wally Y.H. Chen
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9789814516792