Women Doing Intimacy: Gender, Family and Modernity in Britain and Hong Kong

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DatePublished - 2020
Number of pages258
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationLondon
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781137289919
ISBN (Print)9781137289902

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NamePalgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Abstract

This book offers a comparative study of the lives of young adult women and their mothers in Hong Kong and Britain. Set against the backdrop of debates regarding the consequences of late modern social change for family and intimate life, the authors consider the challenges of exploring these issues across differing cultures. The book focuses on a range of topics including: mother-daughter relationships; romantic, sexual and marital relationship trajectories; and the imagined futures of daughters.
Throughout, it is argued that differences between Hong Kong and Britain are not attributable merely to local culture and tradition, but are the consequence of wider social, economic and political conditions through which cultural continuity and change are mediated. Women Doing Intimacy will be of interest to students and scholars of family life and gender studies.

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