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The Creolisation of London Kinship : Mixed African-Caribbean and White British Extended Families, 1950-2003 - Elaine Bauer

The Creolisation of London Kinship

Mixed African-Caribbean and White British Extended Families, 1950-2003

Paperback Published: 28th October 2010
ISBN: 9789089642356
Number Of Pages: 282

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In the last 50 years, the United Kingdom has witnessed a growing proportion of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families. With rich new primary evidence of 'mixed-race' in the capital city, The Creolisation of London Kinship thoughtfully explores this population. Making an indelible contribution to both kinship research and wider social debates, the book emphasises a long-term evolution of family relationships across generations. Individuals are followed through changing social and historical contexts, seeking to understand in how far many of these transformations may be interpreted as creolisation. Examined, too, are strategies and innovations in relationship construction, the social constraints put upon them, the special significance of women and children in kinship work and the importance of non-biological as well as biological notions of family relatedness.

-This study throws light on social constraints and possibilities at a time of increasing national debate on migration, race and ethnicity. Bauer yields important new information of value to policymakers - with implications for multi-ethnic, multi-cultural areas everywhere. [-]Elizabeth Thomas-Hope, Professor of Environmental Management and Director, Centre for Environmental Management, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica[-][-]-Given the great numbers and growth of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families in Britain, Bauer's book provides a valuable and insightful study of extended mixed families and kinship in the UK. [-]Miri Song, Reader in Sociology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom[-][-]-Elegantly bringing together family sociology and ethnic/racial studies, and in a historical perspective, Bauer examines how, in confronting racism during the making of creole kinship, families become sites of resistance. [-]St phanie Condon, National Demographic Institute (INED), Paris, France

web_ready - 1[-]9789089642356_ebook - 2[-] Table of contents - 8[-] Acknowledgments - 10[-] List of tables and figures - 11[-] 1. Introduction: London, the research context - 12[-] 2. Outlining and assessing studies of British kinship since the 1950s - 46[-] 3. Coming together: A case study of the Smith family - 80[-] 4. Extending the links: The agency of women and the significance of children in the creation and maintenance of kinship - 110[-] 5. Kinship histories: The significance of family history in the creation and maintenance of kinship relations - 142[-] 6. Mixed sociability and the growth of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families in London - 174[-] 7. Mixed heritage, racial prejudice and social positioning - 208[-] 8. Conclusion - 246[-] Bibliography - 256[-] Appendix I - 270[-] Appendix II - 272[-] Appendix III - 276

ISBN: 9789089642356
ISBN-10: 9089642358
Series: IMISCOE Dissertations
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 28th October 2010
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48