Bridging Generations in Taiwan: Lifestyle and Identity of by Philip Silverman,Shienpei Chang

By Philip Silverman,Shienpei Chang

This e-book contributes to an knowing of the way globalization impacts the lives of standard humans. because the center of the 20th century Taiwan has gone through a remarkably fast swap from a terrible, in most cases rural society to a thriving commercial, regularly city one. as a result of its openness to international affects, it's been known as the 1st transnational tradition. ladies were specially laid low with the recent possibilities to be had as this transition has occurred. We specialize in generations of girls, moms who got here of age ahead of the transition and their daughters who grew to become adults because the island was once rising onto the pinnacle tier of business economies. We interviewed either generations in 5 households, acquiring first a biography of every, by way of a close stock in their daily way of life actions. In reading those units of knowledge, a mix particular within the literature, we express the ways that there was an intermixing of transnational and native cultural parts. the result's a flowering of precise identities as girls can make a choice from a wider variety of way of life concepts by means of advantage of the elevated understanding of the skin global. To make feel of this unfolding method, often suggestions linked to theories of globalization are hired, yet on occasion reformulated. Our method of those concerns can lay the basis for a extra penetrating realizing of fixing existence in an more and more globalized international during which transnational impacts and standard matters are woven right into a advanced net of cultural responses.

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