Mixed Family Life in the UK: An Ethnographic Study of Japanese-British Families 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Authors

M. Nakamura Lopez

Year 2017
Pages 238
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319577555
File Size 1.29 MB
File Format PDF
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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.