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Article: Desperate housewives: The case of Chinese Si-Nais in Hong Kong

TitleDesperate housewives: The case of Chinese Si-Nais in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese Women
Housewives
Identity
Stigma
Issue Date2007
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=133
Citation
Affilia - Journal Of Women And Social Work, 2007, v. 22 n. 3, p. 255-270 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article documents the strategies that married Chinese women in Hong Kong use to cope with the stigmatized identity of being si-nais (middle-aged housewives). It analyzes how, in the larger context of Hong Kong's social, economic, and political transformation, the term si-nai has changed over time from being a mark of respect to being a derogatory label. The dissatisfaction expressed by these women with their lives is matched by resistance to a stigmatized social identity and stereotyping images with which others may seek to confine them. The study problematizes the way in which the figure of the housewife is constituted as some form of "other" by feminism. © SAGE Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172167
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.831
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.441
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dc.contributor.authorHo, PSYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:30Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationAffilia - Journal Of Women And Social Work, 2007, v. 22 n. 3, p. 255-270en_US
dc.identifier.issn0886-1099en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172167-
dc.description.abstractThis article documents the strategies that married Chinese women in Hong Kong use to cope with the stigmatized identity of being si-nais (middle-aged housewives). It analyzes how, in the larger context of Hong Kong's social, economic, and political transformation, the term si-nai has changed over time from being a mark of respect to being a derogatory label. The dissatisfaction expressed by these women with their lives is matched by resistance to a stigmatized social identity and stereotyping images with which others may seek to confine them. The study problematizes the way in which the figure of the housewife is constituted as some form of "other" by feminism. © SAGE Publications.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=133en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Worken_US
dc.rightsAffilia: journal of women and social work. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectChinese Womenen_US
dc.subjectHousewivesen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectStigmaen_US
dc.titleDesperate housewives: The case of Chinese Si-Nais in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, PSY: psyho@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0886109907302260en_US
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dc.identifier.volume22en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage255en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
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