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Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Chinese-British Intermarriage

Disentangling Gender and Ethnicity

Authors: Hu, Yang

  • Explores the everyday lives of intermarriage between British and Chinese nationalities for the first time
  • Includes original interviews with families
  • Considers themes of globalization and immigration, with a unique focus on inter-ethnicism
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About this book

Exploring how people negotiate and reconcile, construct and re-construct their distinctive gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what happens when two distinct cultures meet at the intimate interface of marriage and family. Chinese-British Intermarriage reveals how gender and ethnic identities intersect in distinctive ways in shaping the lived experiences of intermarried couples. Through the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic families in the UK, the book brings together family,  gender, migration and ethnic studies, reflecting on ongoing social processes such as individualisation and globalisation.

About the authors

Yang Hu is a Senior Researcher in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. His research areas include family and gender, ethnicity and migration, as well as contemporary Chinese societies.

Reviews

“This is an accessible study that sheds new light on how men and women make sense of their intimate relationships within and across ethnic divides, which should be compulsory reading for those interested in the interconnections of gender, ethnicity and family, as well as those concerned with migration practice and policy.” (Jacqueline Scott, University of Cambridge, UK)

“Sociological writing on the subject of inter-ethnic union formation at its very best. ... Its contribution to theory, methodological innovation, and the acuity of the analysis, including insights into the life-course dynamics of Chinese-British inter-ethnic families and the relevance of ethnicity and gender, make this book an indispensable work of scholarship for all those interested in the broader topic of the sociology of ethnic relations.” (Peter J Aspinall, University of Kent, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £53.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29281-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £68.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29280-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese-British Intermarriage
Book Subtitle
Disentangling Gender and Ethnicity
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29281-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29281-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29280-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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