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9781859739686

Cross-Cultural Marriage

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    9781859739686

  • ISBN10:

    1859739687

  • Format: Paperback
  • 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

Prefacep. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Introducing Mixed Marriagesp. 1
Crossing Over: Mixing, Matching and Marriage in Mallorcap. 33
Chance, Choice and Circumstance: A Study of Women in Cross-Cultural Marriagesp. 49
The Seduction of the Exotic: Notes on Mixed Marriage in East Nepalp. 67
Crossing Racialized Boundaries: Intermarriage between 'Africans' and 'Indians' in Contemporary Guyanap. 83
The Politics of Cross-Cultural Marriage: An Examination of a Ghanaian/African-American Casep. 101
Freedom of Choice or Pandora's Box? Legal Pluralism and the Regulation of Cross-Cultural Marriages in Ugandap. 113
Love and the State: Women, Mixed Marriages and the Law in Germanyp. 129
Cross-Cultural Marriage within Islam: Ideals and Realityp. 153
English and North American Daughters-in-Law in the Hindu Joint Familyp. 171
Gender Identity and Gender Role Patterns in Cross-Cultural Marriages: The Japanese--Danish Casep. 193
Not all Issues are Black or White: Some Voices from the Offspring of Cross-Cultural Marriagesp. 209
Indexp. 229
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