Family Communication Mediating Culture

Topics: Family, Culture, Cross-cultural communication Pages: 211 (68362 words) Published: March 18, 2013

Mediating Cultures



Mediating Cultures
Parenting in Intercultural Contexts
Edited by Alberto González and Tina M. Harris

LEXINGTON BOOKS Lanham • Boulder • New York • Toronto • Plymouth, UK


Published by Lexington Books A wholly owned subsidiary of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 4501 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 200, Lanham, Maryland 20706 10 Thornbury Road, Plymouth PL6 7PP, United Kingdom Copyright © 2013 by Lexington Books All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of Congress Cataloging­in­Publication Data TO COME. Aesthetics and modernity : essays / by Agnes Heller ; edited by John Rundell. Test test test test test test test test test test test test test. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978­0­7391­4131­1 (cloth : alk. paper) ­­ ISBN 978­0­7391­4132­8 (pbk. : alk. paper) ­­ ISBN 978­0­7391­4133­5 (electronic) 1. Aesthetics. 2. Postmodernism. I. Rundell, John F. II. Title. BH39.H445 2011 111'.85­­dc22 2010037457

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Acknowledgments Introduction: Parenting in Intercultural Contexts Alberto González and Tina M. Harris Section I: Interpersonal Settings and Intercultural Parenting 1 Digging (in) the Playground: (In)visibility of Difference in the Context of Multicultural Parenting Natalia Rybas 2 Cultural Ambiguity, Ethnic Identity, and the Bicultural Experience: Asian Indian Parents and Their American­Born Kids Suchitra Shenoy and Tara A. Kulkarni 3 The Trouble with Family Stories Melissa Alemán and Carlos Alemán 4 How Caucasian Parents Communicate Identity to Adopted Chinese Daughters May H. Gao and Deanna Womack 5 Intercultural Parenting in the White House: The Transcultural Strategies of the Obamas Kimberly R. Moffitt Section II: Media, Social Networks, and Intercultural Parenting 6 Islam in the Midwest: Parental Values on the Learning Channel’s All­American Muslim Souhad Kahil

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7 Googling “Latin@”: Using Technology to Construct Cultural Identity in a Bicultural Family Jennifer Willis­Rivera 8 Like Tiger Mother, Like Tiger Daughter: A Content Analysis of the Impact of Cultural Differences on Eastern and Western Parenting Styles Chin Chun (Joy) Chao and Dexin Tian 9 We’re Not Like the Cleavers Anymore: Diversity and Parenting Communication in ABC’s Modern Family Candice Thomas­Maddox and Nicole Blau Epilogue: The Future and Multicultural Parenting 10 “Do!mam"# Çocu!a Don Biçmek”: Visions of a Multicultural Family Ali E. Erol and Joris Gjata References About the Editors and Contributors



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We would like to express our thanks to the following individuals who helped see this project to completion: Jes Simmons, Eun Young Lee, and Candace Thomas­Maddox. We would also like to thank all of the communication scholars who work diligently to give intellectual space to scholarship on family communication, intercultural communication, and identity construction, among other areas within the discipline. Had it not been for their efforts to offer enlightenment, awareness, and critical understanding of communication processes within these contexts we would not have the foundation upon which to launch this important body of research. We also thank Lenore Lautigar, acquisitions editor at Lexington...
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