Transformations in transnational aging: A century of caring among Italians in Australia

Loretta Baldassar

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There is a growing body of research on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in transnational family life. While much of this literature examines the challenges of distance and the negative impact that the absence of kin has on family relationships, there is also a tendency to assume (or assert) that ICTs nevertheless have revolutionized our capacity to care across distance and are transforming forms of caring in the process. My own contributions focus on transnational aged care and propose that this polymedia environment is facilitating caregiving through the creation of new forms of “being there” or copresence

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational aging and reconfigurations of kin work
EditorsParin Dossa, Cati Coe
Place of PublicationNew Brunswick
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780813588094
ISBN (Print)9780813588087
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameGlobal Perspectives on Aging
PublisherRutgers University Press


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