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Living and caring between two cultures

Evergeti, V (2006) Living and caring between two cultures Community, Work and Family, 9 (3). pp. 347-366.

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The ethnic minority home has often been described as the starting point where the ethnic language, the cultural values and norms are initially passed on through the family hierarchy, gender relations and kinship networks. Indeed, many studies refer to the traditional family unit as the basic unit of support for Greek Diaspora communities around the world. The home has often been seen as the women's domain, with gender relations playing an important role in reproducing social capital, reinforcing the cultural norms of the historic 'homeland and negotiating the provision of care. The aim of this paper is to provide a preliminary exploration of these issues in relation to Greek communities in Britain and their transnational family networks with particular emphasis on a Greek-British family. Furthermore, I will examine the meanings attached to the notion of 'home in a transnational context and the management and reproduction of ethnic identities between home and host constructions. Narrative life-story data of one female participant will form the empirical basis of this discussion.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 1 August 2006
DOI : 10.1080/13668800600743511
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:45
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 13:14

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