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Author Mu, Guanglun Michael, author
Title Interpreting the Chinese diaspora : identity, socialisation, and resilience according to Pierre Bourdieu / Guanglun Michael Mu and Bonnie Pang
Imprint London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
book jacket
 Modern History Library  305.8951 M941    AVAILABLE    30550100680071
Descript xi, 165 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies on Asia in the world
Routledge studies on Asia in the world
Note "Globalisation and migration have created a vibrant yet dysphoric world fraught with different, and sometimes competing, practices and discourses. The emergent properties of the modern world inevitably complicate the being, doing, and thinking of Chinese diasporic populations living in predominantly White, English-speaking societies. This raises questions of what "Chineseness" is. The gradual transfer of power from the West to the East shuffles the relative cultural weights within these societies. How do the global power shifts and local cultural vibrancies come to shape the social dispositions and positions of the Chinese diaspora, and how does the Chinese diaspora respond to these changes? How does primary pedagogic work through family upbringing and secondary pedagogic work through educational socialisation complicate, obfuscate, and enrich Chineseness? Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu's reflexive sociology on relative and relational sociocultural positions, Mu and Pang assess how historical, contemporary, and ongoing changes across social spaces of family, school, and community come to shape the intergenerational educational, cultural, and social reproduction of Chinese diasporic populations. The two authors engage in an in-depth analysis of the identity work, educational socialisation, and resilience building of young Chinese Australians and Chinese Canadians in the ever-changing lived world. The authors look particularly at the tensions and dynamics around the participants' life and educational choices; the meaning making out of their Chinese bodies in relation to gender, race, and language; and the sociological process of resilience that enculturates them into a system of dispositions and positions required to bounce back from structural constraints"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Approaching Chinese diaspora and Pierre Bourdieu -- Looking Chinese and learning Chinese as a heritage language : habitus realisation within racialised social fields -- Young Chinese girls' aspirations in sport : gendered practices within Chinese families -- Understanding the public pedagogies on Chinese gendered and racialised bodies -- Reconciling the different logic of practice between Chinese students and parents in a transnational era -- Coming into a cultural inheritance : building resilience through primary socialisation -- Resilience to racial discrimination within the field of secondary socialisation : the role of school staff support -- Does Chineseness equate with mathematics competence? Resilience to racialised stereotype -- Recapitulating Chinese diaspora and sociologising diasporic self
Subject Chinese diaspora
Chinese -- Foreign countries -- Ethnic identity
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Immigrants -- Social conditions
Transnationalism -- Social aspects -- China
Bourdieu, Pierre, 1930-2002
Alt Author Pang, Bonnie, author
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