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Author Bauer, Elaine, 1959-

Title The Creolisation of London kinship : mixed African-Caribbean and white British extended families, 1950-2003 / Elaine Bauer
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations
Series IMISCOE Dissertations
IMISCOE dissertations.
Contents Cover13; -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of tables and figures -- 1. Introduction: London, the research context -- 2. Outlining and assessing studies of British kinship since the 1950s -- 3. Coming together: A case study of the Smith family -- 4. Extending the links: The agency of women and the significance of children in the creation and maintenance of kinship -- 5. Kinship histories: The significance of family history in the creation and maintenance of kinship relations -- 6. Mixed sociability and the growth of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families in London -- 7. Mixed heritage, racial prejudice and social positioning -- 8. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix I -- Appendix II -- Appendix III
Summary In the last 50 years, the United Kingdom has witnessed a growing proportion of mixed African-Caribbean and white British families. With rich new primary evidence of 'mixed-race' in the capital city, The Creolisation of London Kinship thoughtfully explores this population. Making an indelible contribution to both kinship research and wider social debates, the book emphasises a long-term evolution of family relationships across generations. Individuals are followed through changing social and historical contexts, seeking to understand in how far many of these transformations may be interpreted as creolisation. Examined, too, are strategies and innovations in relationship construction, the social constraints put upon them, the special significance of women and children in kinship work and the importance of non-biological as well as biological notions of family relatedness. -- P. [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Miscegenation -- England -- London -- History.
Racially mixed people -- England -- London -- 20th century.
Racially mixed people -- England -- London -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283020653
9048512522 (electronic bk.)
9789048512522 (electronic bk.)