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The family in question : immigrant and ethnic minorities in multicultural Europe


Grillo, Ralph (ed.)

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Abstract The family lives of immigrants and ethnic minority populations have become central to arguments about the right and wrong ways of living in multicultural societies. While the characteristic cultural practices of such families have long been scrutinized by the media and policy makers, these groups themselves are beginning to reflect on how to manage their family relationships. Exploring case studies from Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Australia, The Family in Question explores how those in public policy often dangerously reflect the popular imagination, rather than recognizing the complex changes taking place within the global immigrant community.

In hoeverre allochtonen vrij zijn hun cultuur te uiten in de multiculturele samenleving staat bijna dagelijks ter discussie in de media en politiek. Vaak wordt vergeten dat ook migrantenfamilies zelf worstelen om hun tradities en gebruiken vorm te geven in een pluriforme samenleving waarin relaties met familie zeer complex kunnen zijn. In The Family Question worden migrantenfamilies in onder andere Nederland, Oostenrijk en Noorwegen onderzocht. Hieruit blijkt dat spelers op het vlak van beleidsvorming vaak toegeven aan populaire misverstanden over allochtonen en zo bijdragen aan de heersende xenofobie en stereotypering van immigranten.
Keywords Europe; multicultural society; immigration; minority; ethnic group; family; family policy; family reunion; Intergenerational relations; gender relations; woman; migrant; intermarriage; identity; religion; immigration policy; Austria; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Spain; Switzerland; Great Britain; Australia
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Migration, Sociology of Migration; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords Anthropology; Sociology; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 312 p.
Series IMISCoe Research
ISBN 978-90-4850-153-3
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works