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Family, Story, and Identity

Migrant Women Living with Ambivalence

Authors: Mallman, Senem

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  • Offers a unique exploration of migrants’ descendants who may have no tangible memory or connection to their pre-migration heritage
  • Evocatively and engagingly written; combining personal and societal story and analysis.
  • Timely contribution given current interest in the second generation and more broadly with ethnic identity
  • Provides a valuable means to look at how ethnicity matters to people differently at different stages of their lives
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About this book

How do second-generation migrant women connect with their cultural heritage when ethnic ties have been weak or absent for most of their lives? Family, Story and Identity presents the life stories of twenty women of various ethnicities, analysis of published autobiographies, as well as autoethnographic accounts of the author’s experiences, to show how stories connect adult children of immigrants with their cultural heritage. The collecting of stories comes in various forms and can include brief visits to ancestral homelands, documenting family histories and genealogies, and gathering stories, folktales, and recipes. Senem Mallman found that, as adults, many children of immigrants actively seek out family histories and stories in order to connect with their cultural heritage and with their parents, and to pass this knowledge on to their own children. She argues that seeking out stories enables the second-generation to find a place within their family narrative. This pursuit of stories leads them toward developing new perspectives about their culture, family and life in Australia, and new ways of living with their cultural ambivalence.

About the authors

Senem Mallman is a social science researcher in Melbourne, Australia. She has a PhD in anthropology from La Trobe University.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1915-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1914-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4703-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family, Story, and Identity
Book Subtitle
Migrant Women Living with Ambivalence
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1915-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1915-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1914-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4703-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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