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Learning From Your Children: Multiracial Parents’ Identifications and Reflections on Their Own Racial Socialization

Song, Miri (2019) Learning From Your Children: Multiracial Parents’ Identifications and Reflections on Their Own Racial Socialization. Emerging Adulthood, 7 (2). pp. 119-127. ISSN 2167-6968. E-ISSN 2167-6984. (doi:10.1177/2167696818795248)

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Abstract

Despite the growing importance of racially mixed people and families in Britain, in demographic terms, relatively little is known about the life experiences of multiracial people at disparate stages of their lives, as most studies focus on their identifications at one point in time. In fact, we know very little about how multiracial people are influenced by the life-changing events of partnering and becoming a parent: How may multiracial people’s racial identities be shaped by the experiences of having children? To date, the extant literature has focused on how parents in interracial unions racially identify their multiracial children or how multiracial individuals identify themselves, especially in adolescence and young adulthood. However, little is known of what happens when mixed people themselves become parents or how their own sense of selves may be impacted by their second-generation mixed children and their children’s own identifications and experiences.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/2167696818795248
Uncontrolled keywords: parenting, racial socialisation, multiracial, generational change, children, racial identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Miri Song
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 13:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68931 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Song, Miri: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1764-4905
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