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Article: Eternal mothers or flexible housewives? Middle-aged Chinese married women in Hong Kong

TitleEternal mothers or flexible housewives? Middle-aged Chinese married women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsHeteronormativity
Housewife
Identity
Motherhood
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0360-0025
Citation
Sex Roles, 2007, v. 57 n. 3-4, p. 249-265 How to Cite?
AbstractHow do Hong Kong Chinese women position themselves in relation to this stigmatized social category of "si-nai" (middle aged-housewives) and the prevailing norms and values regarding women's roles? The case of middle-aged, married women in Hong Kong provides empirical support for an alternative understanding of the identity of adult woman and helps to problematize conceptualizations of women's identity as centered on their mother roles. The narratives of these twenty-six women show the fluidity of their roles as mothers (and wives). These roles change with reference to social context, life circumstances, and life course. Many middle-aged women have tried to resist becoming "mad housewives" and have learnt to be "flexible housewives" by actively decentering their role as mothers. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82162
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.582
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.182
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dc.contributor.authorHo, PSYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:26:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:26:12Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSex Roles, 2007, v. 57 n. 3-4, p. 249-265en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0360-0025en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82162-
dc.description.abstractHow do Hong Kong Chinese women position themselves in relation to this stigmatized social category of "si-nai" (middle aged-housewives) and the prevailing norms and values regarding women's roles? The case of middle-aged, married women in Hong Kong provides empirical support for an alternative understanding of the identity of adult woman and helps to problematize conceptualizations of women's identity as centered on their mother roles. The narratives of these twenty-six women show the fluidity of their roles as mothers (and wives). These roles change with reference to social context, life circumstances, and life course. Many middle-aged women have tried to resist becoming "mad housewives" and have learnt to be "flexible housewives" by actively decentering their role as mothers. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0360-0025en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSex Rolesen_HK
dc.subjectHeteronormativityen_HK
dc.subjectHousewifeen_HK
dc.subjectIdentityen_HK
dc.subjectMotherhooden_HK
dc.titleEternal mothers or flexible housewives? Middle-aged Chinese married women in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0360-0025&volume=57&spage=249&epage=265&date=2007&atitle=Eternal+Mothers+Or+Flexible+Housewives:+Middle-aged+Chinese+Married+Women+In+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PSY: psyho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11199-007-9255-8en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume57en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3-4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage249en_HK
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000248916300009-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHo, PSY=10739674800en_HK

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