By Yang Hu

Exploring how humans negotiate and reconcile, build and re-construct their specific gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what occurs whilst exact cultures meet on the intimate interface of marriage and kinfolk. Chinese-British Intermarriage finds how gender and ethnic identities intersect in specific methods in shaping the lived reports of intermarried undefined. during the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic households within the united kingdom, the ebook brings jointly kinfolk, gender, migration and ethnic reviews, reflecting on ongoing social strategies reminiscent of individualisation and globalisation.

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Who intermarries in Britain? Explaining ethnic diversity in intermarriage patterns. The British Journal of Sociology, 61(2), 275–305. , & Finnäs, F. (2002). Education, social integration and minoritymajority group intermarriage. Sociology, 36(2), 235–254. ONS. (2005). Focus on ethnicity and identity. html ONS. (2006). Foreign labour in the United Kingdom: Current patterns and trends. pdf ONS. (2012a). Births in England and Wales by parents’ country of birth 2011. html ONS. (2012c). Ethnicity and national identity in England and Wales 2011.

Guihua provided an economic rationale (comprising the family’s financial needs, her own perceived lack of earning power and the high costs of domestic outsourcing) to justify her domestic orientation. The combination ‘Chinese’ and ‘housewife’ also fitted well into the stereotypes Bob and Garry held of Chinese women. It was further assured by their like-minded friends in the Chinese community. It seems that ethnicity is closely weaved into people’s perception of distinctive gender roles at both an individual and a collective level.

After living apart together (LAT) for three years, Emma found new work in the Midlands in order to join Daly. In late 2012, they finally crossed the finishing line of a tenyear marathon towards marriage. Throughout their three years apart, Emma and Daly had lengthy negotiations over their future. Emma’s decision to move and thereby prioritise Daly’s career was supported by the rationale that Daly’s job in the private sector was more region-specific, better paid and seemed to have more promising prospects for promotion.

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