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Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Mixed Family Life in the UK

An Ethnographic Study of Japanese-British Families

Authors: Nakamura Lopez, M.

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  • Explores the challenges and rewards associated with the intergenerational transmission of culture in mixed families
  • Covers a range of topics including food, language and friendship
  • Captures mixed families' everyday experiences
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About this book

This book offers a nuanced picture of mixed family life in the UK. Specifically, the book explores how parents from different backgrounds create a place of belonging for their children, while also negotiating difference and attempting to transmit various aspects of their cultures, including religion, hobbies, language and food to their mixed children. Based on data collected from 26 months of fieldwork, the author concludes that the intergenerational transmission of culture, instead of being tied to the idea of "national culture", is actually more organic and fluid, allowing individuals to share their "cultures", from traditions and customs to preferences and habits, with the next generation.

As mixedness increasingly becomes the norm in our global society, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of race, ethnicity and family studies, as well as social workers, school teachers, counsellors, and parents and kin of mixed children.

About the authors

M. Nakamura Lopez is a sociologist and freelance writer. Her research interests include mixedness, migration, and transnational families.

Reviews

“A powerful study [...] timely and important work.” (Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

“Convincingly shows how mixedness is more than just a description of the racial/ethnic makeup of couples or individuals; it is a way of life.” (Syed Ali, Long Island University-Brooklyn, USA)

“Though her nuanced observations and insightful considerations of mixed families' daily life [...] we can learn what 'doing family' means among not only mixed families but also family in general, which has been often taken for granted.” (Takehiko Kariya, University of Oxford, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57756-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57755-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86239-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mixed Family Life in the UK
Book Subtitle
An Ethnographic Study of Japanese-British Families
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57756-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57756-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57755-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86239-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 238
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