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What are the parenting practices of multiracial people in Britain?

Song, Miri, O'Neill Gutuerrez, Caitlin (2016) What are the parenting practices of multiracial people in Britain? Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (7). pp. 1128-1149. ISSN 0141-9870. E-ISSN 1466-4356. (doi:10.1080/01419870.2015.1096411) (KAR id:54158)

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Since ‘mixed’ was first offered as an option in the ethnicity question in the 2001 England and Wales Census, Britain's recognition of, and interest in, mixed (or ‘multiracial’) people and families has not abated. Recent studies have focused primarily upon how mixed people identify themselves, or how parents racially identify their multiracial children. But Britain now has a population of multiracial individuals who are themselves parents, about whom we know very little. What are the particular concerns for multiracial individuals who are parents? Do multiracial people (who are parents) want to steer their children toward a particular kind of upbringing, and if so, toward what (and why)? This paper is an in-depth exploration of the various ways in which different types of multiracial people in Britain raise their children. Our main finding is that a significant majority of multiracial parents engage in parenting practices that emphasize a cosmopolitan ethos.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1096411
Uncontrolled keywords: Multiracial, parenting practices, children, parents, upbringing, cosmopolitan
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 10:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:33 UTC
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