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Article: Chinese migrant women and families in Britain

TitleChinese migrant women and families in Britain
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wsif
Citation
Women's Studies International Forum, 2002, v. 25 n. 6, p. 607-618 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines the mode of understanding and experiences of family relationships of Chinese migrant women in Britain. In contrast to much existing research work on the patterns and experiences of postwar settlement of unskilled Chinese male labourers in Britain, the focus here is on the life stories of 41 Chinese women with different migration trajectories and varying economic and cultural capital. Their oral testimonies reveal Chinese women's diverse expectations and experiences of migrant family relationships and their different strategies to achieve self-fulfillment both within and outside the confines of the migrant family. For some women, migration brings opportunities for a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. They are successful in negotiating their way around and sometimes out of their initial familial and social position. For others, they bear the disproportionate cost and labour of familial strategies of advancement and remain vulnerable to the most constraining aspects of diasporic existence. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172334
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.591
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.405
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dc.contributor.authorLee, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorBradby, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Gen_US
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dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.citationWomen's Studies International Forum, 2002, v. 25 n. 6, p. 607-618en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-5395en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis article examines the mode of understanding and experiences of family relationships of Chinese migrant women in Britain. In contrast to much existing research work on the patterns and experiences of postwar settlement of unskilled Chinese male labourers in Britain, the focus here is on the life stories of 41 Chinese women with different migration trajectories and varying economic and cultural capital. Their oral testimonies reveal Chinese women's diverse expectations and experiences of migrant family relationships and their different strategies to achieve self-fulfillment both within and outside the confines of the migrant family. For some women, migration brings opportunities for a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. They are successful in negotiating their way around and sometimes out of their initial familial and social position. For others, they bear the disproportionate cost and labour of familial strategies of advancement and remain vulnerable to the most constraining aspects of diasporic existence. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wsifen_US
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dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Ethnology - History - Legislation & Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshEmigration And Immigration - History - Legislation & Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.subject.meshEmployment - Economics - History - Legislation & Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.subject.meshFamily - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGreat Britainen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory, 20Th Centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTransients And Migrants - History - Legislation & Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.subject.meshWomen - Historyen_US
dc.subject.meshWomen, Working - History - Legislation & Jurisprudenceen_US
dc.titleChinese migrant women and families in Britainen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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