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Partnering and becoming parents in cosmopolitanized late modernity: Experiences of Tongan-European Australian intercultural couples

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posted on 21.05.2020 by KATE RAWSON JOHNSTON-ATAATA
This qualitative sociological study explored how Tongan-European Australian intercultural couples negotiated self, tradition and family in the course of partnering and becoming parents in cosmopolitanized late modernity. Interviews were conducted with individual partners in eight couples, and analyzed in relation to the individualization thesis. The research found that the influence of individualization on couples’ experiences was limited. Familialist ways of ‘doing family’, gender, and socio-economic background were also important, and intercultural encounters led to both de-traditionalization and re-traditionalization. The research advances understandings of partnering and parenting in diverse family contexts and extends theories of social change in late modernity.

History

Principal supervisor

Renata Kokanovic

Additional supervisor 1

Mark Davis

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Social and Political Sciences

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

Doctorate

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Exports