Parenting children from 'mixed' racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds: typifications of difference and belonging

Edwards, Rosalind, Caballero, Chamion and Puthussery, Shuby (2010) Parenting children from 'mixed' racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds: typifications of difference and belonging. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33, (6), 949-967. (doi:10.1080/01419870903318185).


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In this article, we draw on data from an in-depth study of thirty-five parent couples from different racial, ethnic and faith backgrounds to explore how they understood and negotiated difference and belonging in bringing up their children. We identify and abstract three main typifications the mothers and fathers drew on in their accounts: open individualized, mix collective and single collective, and elaborate their constituent discursive motifs. Using in-depth case studies, we then consider the part played by these typifications in how parents negotiate their understandings with their partner where they hold divergent views. We conclude that Parents' understandings are developed and situated in different personal and structural contexts that shape rather than determine their understandings and negotiations.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/01419870903318185
ISSNs: 0141-9870 (print)
1466-4356 (electronic)
Keywords: family, qualitative, individualism/collectivism, interethnic marriage, interracial families, intermarriage
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 170635
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2010Published
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 09:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:31

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