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Cross-Cultural Marriage: Identity and Choice

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As societies world-wide become increasingly multicultural, so the issues of identity, belonging, tolerance and racism become imperative to understand in their various forms. This book adds to the discussion by examining the interface between the lived, personal experiences of people in cross-cultural marriages and wider sociopolitical issues. One major contribution this book offers is that the marriages discussed are from a very broad range of cultures and classes.

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Overview

As societies world-wide become increasingly multicultural, so the issues of identity, belonging, tolerance and racism become imperative to understand in their various forms. This book adds to the discussion by examining the interface between the lived, personal experiences of people in cross-cultural marriages and wider sociopolitical issues. One major contribution this book offers is that the marriages discussed are from a very broad range of cultures and classes.

This book should be highly relevant to the growing number of people in cross-cultural marriages, as well as to professionals in the fields of marriage guidance, child welfare and academics interested in ethnicity and kinship.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Throws light on the existence of tolerant and intolerable enclaves, and the ability of one spouse to cope in a strange or hostile situation . . . should be of special interest to professional community workers and educators." —Oxford: The Jourbanal of the Oxford Society

"A welcome addition to the dearth of literature in the field." —Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

"This book represents one of the first systematic collections of work on this topic . . . [It] represents an attempt to fill a gap in our knowledge about a socially important phenomenon." —Contemporary Psychology

"A welcome addition to the dearth of literature in the field." —Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859739631
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by Rosemary Breger, The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women and Rosanna Hill, Freelance Researcher

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Table of Contents

Preface
Notes on Contributors
1 Introducing Mixed Marriages 1
2 Crossing Over: Mixing, Matching and Marriage in Mallorca 33
3 Chance, Choice and Circumstance: A Study of Women in Cross-Cultural Marriages 49
4 The Seduction of the Exotic: Notes on Mixed Marriage in East Nepal 67
5 Crossing Racialized Boundaries: Intermarriage between 'Africans' and 'Indians' in Contemporary Guyana 83
6 The Politics of Cross-Cultural Marriage: An Examination of a Ghanaian/African-American Case 101
7 Freedom of Choice or Pandora's Box? Legal Pluralism and the Regulation of Cross-Cultural Marriages in Uganda 113
8 Love and the State: Women, Mixed Marriages and the Law in Germany 129
9 Cross-Cultural Marriage within Islam: Ideals and Reality 153
10 English and North American Daughters-in-Law in the Hindu Joint Family 171
11 Gender Identity and Gender Role Patterns in Cross-Cultural Marriages: The Japanese-Danish Case 193
12 Not all Issues are Black or White: Some Voices from the Offspring of Cross-Cultural Marriages 209
Index 229
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