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9781859739631

Cross-Cultural Marriage

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  • ISBN13:

    9781859739631

  • ISBN10:

    1859739636

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1998-06-01
  • Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd

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Summary

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.-+ the legal and social factors influencing cross-cultural marriages;-+ the personality factors and positive or negative stereotypes of 'otherness' that influence spouse choice;-+ notions of identity, gender and personhood, and definitions of difference, and how these are often tied up in emotive stereotypes;-+ how all these factors affect the ongoing process of living together and the ability to cope;-+ and how the children of such marriages come to terms with identity choices. 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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Preface ix(4)
Rosemary Breger
Rosanna Hill
Notes on Contributors xiii
1 Introducing Mixed Marriages
1(32)
Rosemary Breger
Rosanna Hill
2 Crossing Over: Mixing, Matching and Marriage in Mallorca
33(16)
Jackie Waldren
3 Chance, Choice and Circumstance: A Study of Women in Cross-Cultural Marriages
49(18)
Jane Khatib-Chahidi
Rosanna Hill
Renee Paton
4 The Seduction of the Exotic: Notes on Mixed Marriage in East Nepal
67(16)
Tamara Kohn
5 Crossing Racialized Boundaries: Intermarriage between `Africans' and `Indians' in Contemporary Guyana
83(18)
Yoshiko Shibata
6 The Politics of Cross-Cultural Marriage: An Examination of a Ghanaian/African-American Case
101(12)
Yvette Alex-Assensoh
A.B. Assensoh
7 Freedom of Choice or Pandora's Box? Legal Pluralism and the Regulation of Cross-Cultural Marriages in Uganda
113(16)
Sanyu Semafumu
8 Love and the State: Women, Mixed Marriages and the Law in Germany
129(24)
Rosemary Breger
9 Cross-Cultural Marriage within Islam: Ideals and Reality
153(18)
Mai Yamani
10 English and North American Daughters-in-Law in the Hindu Joint Family
171(22)
Mary Sissons Joshi
Meena Krishna
11 Gender Identity and Gender Role Patterns in Cross-Cultural Marriages: The Japanese-Danish Case
193(16)
Kirsten Refsing
12 Not all Issues are Black or White: Some Voices from the Offspring of Cross-Cultural Marriages
209(20)
Audrey Maxwell
Index 229

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