Immigrant men and domestic life - renegotiating the patriarchal bargain?

Pease, Bob 2009, Immigrant men and domestic life - renegotiating the patriarchal bargain?. In Donaldson, Mike, Hibbins, Raymond, Howson, Richard and Pease, Bob (ed), Migrant men critical studies of masculinities and the migration experience, Routledge, New York, N.Y., pp.79-95.

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Title Immigrant men and domestic life - renegotiating the patriarchal bargain?
Author(s) Pease, BobORCID iD for Pease, Bob
Title of book Migrant men critical studies of masculinities and the migration experience
Editor(s) Donaldson, Mike
Hibbins, Raymond
Howson, Richard
Pease, Bob
Publication date 2009
Series Routledge Research in Gender and Society
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 12
Start page 79
End page 95
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Summary In this chapter I examine domestic practices in migrant families through interviews with immigrant men who were asked to talk about the impact that migration and displacement had upon their attitudes and behaviour in relation to their gendered roles. How are their personal and domestic relationships with women affected by migration? How do they feel about any changes in gender roles and the division of domestic labour? How do they feel about the perceived and experienced changes in gendered power?

The aim of the chapter is to explore how gendered power operates within particular immigrant groups. Given that the literature argues that migration influences the relations between men and women (Shahidian 1999)" a critical examination of immigrant men's experience of masculinity may shed some light on how gender-based inequalities in migrant communities are enacted. It has already been noted in this book how little we know about the effects of migration on men's domestic relations (Hibbins and Pease in this volume). Hibbins and I have argued that immigrant men need to renegotiate their gender identity as they relate their own cultural understandings of masculinity to the meanings and practices in the dominant culture. In this chapter I explore what this process of negotiation means for immigrant men's involvement in domestic work and family life.
ISBN 9780415994859
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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