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This final chapter revisits the questions that I set out to explore at the beginning of the book. These are: How has national and/or ethnic cultural heritage become reconfigured in Britain and how has such reconfiguration impacted on the experiences and identity construction of first-generation East Asian mothers? What does it mean to be a mother in a transnational setting? How have gender relations within the family been reformulated in a diasporic space? What are the most important intersecting factors affecting East Asian migrant women’s experiences of motherhood, employment and gender? Are these women free-floating agents who can make free ‘choices’ as advocated by Giddens (1991, 1992), Beck and Beck-Gernsheim (1995) and Bauman (2004, 2009)? If not, what external factors shape their lives?


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  1. 1.Faculty of Health & Social SciencesBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

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