East Asian Mothers in Britain

An Intersectional Exploration of Motherhood and Employment
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ISBN-13:
9783319756349
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.2018
Seiten:
259
Autor:
Hyun-Joo Lim
Gewicht:
494 g
Format:
219x159x22 mm
Serie:
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Examines how the translation of national and/or ethnic cultural heritage has impacted experiences and identity construction
1. Introduction.- 2. The question of identity for East Asian migrant women.- 3. Intersectionality and storytelling in the context of East Asian mothers.- 4. Narratives of home-stay mothers: the ideology of intensive motherhood.- 5. Narratives of employed mothers: the Legacy of the Chinese Work Ethic.- 6. Gender relations at home.- 7. Conclusion.
How do Chinese, Japanese and Korean mothers in Britain make sense of their motherhood and employment? What are the intersecting factors that shape these women's identities, experiences and stories? Contributing further to the continuing discourse and development of intersectionality, this book examines East Asian migrant women's stories of motherhood, employment and gender relations by deploying interlocking categories that go beyond the meta axes of race, gender and class, including factors such as husbands' ethnicities and the locality of their settlement. Through this, Lim argues for more detailed and context specific analytical categories of intersectionality, enabling a more nuanced understanding of migrant women's stories and identities.
East Asian Mothers in Britain will appeal to students and scholars across a range of disciplines and with an interest in identity, gender, ethnicity, class, migration and intersectionality.