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作者 Lien, Luyi
書名 Obtaining dual citizenship for their babies: The experience of Taiwanese women giving birth in the United States
國際標準書號 9780542793813
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說明 164 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-07, Section: A, page: 2424
Adviser: Jerry McClelland
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Minnesota, 2006
This hermeneutic phenomenological study asks: What is the meaning of Taiwanese women coming to the United States to give birth for the purpose of obtaining dual citizenship for their babies? The research question came from a relatively recent phenomenon: an increasing number of Taiwanese women come to the United States to give birth in order to establish dual citizenship for their babies, and return home with their babies immediately after the birth. The goal of this study is to come to a deep and empathetic understanding of the meaning of this phenomenon; it approaches the phenomenon from these women's point of view
Twelve Taiwanese women who came to the United States to give birth were interviewed in Taiwan. Their experiences provided basic information on which the author drew historical sources to deepen interpretation of the meanings. This study revealed that making a special trip to the U.S. to give birth is the quickest way these women could obtain U.S. citizenship for their children. The study also disclosed that these women's desires to have dual citizenship children were meaningful to them and their families. As parents, they created a more secure path for their family's survival and provided more opportunities for their children to be successful. In addition, the women's status was lifted through their efforts toward their children's dual citizenship
This hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry into the phenomenon of Taiwanese women obtaining dual citizenship for their babies reveals many thoughts that influence Taiwanese women's roles and actions. Their thoughts are beliefs that adhere to time-honored traditions, so Taiwanese women's lives thus shuttle between modern and traditional worlds. The women's new meanings provided additional evidence of the phenomenon upon which the author reflected. At the end of the dissertation, suggestions for future research propose other possible ways to view and investigate this phenomenon
This research provided a deeper interpretation of a phenomenon that clearly indicates that human beings are influenced by their historical and cultural heritage. It is a cutting edge study in a new field
School code: 0130
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-07A
主題 Education, Adult and Continuing
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Alt Author University of Minnesota
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