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The Resource British Chinese families : parenting, relationships and childhoods, Carmen Lau Clayton, (electronic book ;)

British Chinese families : parenting, relationships and childhoods, Carmen Lau Clayton, (electronic book ;)

Label
British Chinese families : parenting, relationships and childhoods
Title
British Chinese families
Title remainder
parenting, relationships and childhoods
Statement of responsibility
Carmen Lau Clayton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on repeat interviews from a range of generational perspectives, this book explores the nature of contemporary British Chinese households and childhoods, examining the extent to which parents identify themselves as being Chinese and how decisions to uphold or move away from 'traditional' Chinese values impacts on their child-rearing methods.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Lau Clayton, Carmen
Dewey number
305.8951041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life
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Chinese
Summary expansion
Based on interviews undertaken with British Chinese families, this book explores the nature of contemporary British Chinese households and childhood experiences. By speaking to parents and children of each family, using repeat interviews over a nine-month period, accounts of family life are revealed from all generational perspectives. This book reveals some similarities between the practices of past and contemporary British Chinese households. Carmen Lau-Clayton suggests that Chinese parents (regardless of backgrounds and length of UK residency) not only identify themselves as being Chinese, but also hold strong attachments to 'traditional' Chinese values and norms. For some British Chinese families this causes domestic issues and problems between parents and their more Westernised offspring. However, some parents have also modified their Chinese cultural beliefs, altering their child-rearing methods, intimacy levels with children and opportunities for the child's agency. Reasons for this included the parent's own childhood experience, the parent's exposure and acceptance of Western practices, empathy for their child's experience of being a British Chinese citizen as well as external circumstances such as social setting and surroundings. The complex and interrelated nature of the British Chinese household has not been revealed elsewhere in the current literature
Label
British Chinese families : parenting, relationships and childhoods, Carmen Lau Clayton, (electronic book ;)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction 2. Chinese Migration Patterns 3. Themes within Current Research 4. Theoretical Framing 5. Methods of Enquiry 6. Contemporary British Chinese Parenting 7. Agency and Action of British Chinese Children 8. Levels of Intimacy between British Chinese Parents and Children 9. Final Conclusions
Control code
9781137026613
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137026606
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
British Chinese families : parenting, relationships and childhoods, Carmen Lau Clayton, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction 2. Chinese Migration Patterns 3. Themes within Current Research 4. Theoretical Framing 5. Methods of Enquiry 6. Contemporary British Chinese Parenting 7. Agency and Action of British Chinese Children 8. Levels of Intimacy between British Chinese Parents and Children 9. Final Conclusions
Control code
9781137026613
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137026606
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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