Mixed families: the joint construction of cultural identity within intercultural/interracial migrant families in Australia

Maki Meyer

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

The thesis investigates cultural negotiation processes within culturally and racially mixed migrant families, where parents of different racial and cultural backgrounds raise a family in Australia. Focusing on parenting approach, food, language, and school life, it explores daily family practices, the influence of the host society, and the impact of 'mixed race' on the identity development of the children. The findings demonstrate that these families jointly create and recreate new forms of cultural identities. For the children, cultural diversity at home, and in the context of Australian multiculturalism, provides a positive environment that generates a cosmopolitan outlook.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date17 Feb 2017
StateUnpublished - 2017

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