The evolving multicultural feature of societies begins with the movement of people from one cultural setting to another. This chapter explains how families in Asia-Pacific learn and make sense of their (multi)cultural realities as they interact within and beyond their (pan)ethnic communities, maintain cultural traditions, and adopt transnational ways of life. In attending to structural inequities associated with (the lack of) intercultural relations, the chapter highlights the need for a pluralistic, bottom-up perspective to advance asset-based thinking and learning grounded in culturally diverse contexts in Asia-Pacific. This chapter sets the tone of the contributions from various Indigenous, migrant, and/or multicultural families and communities to analyze what these new homes might mean. It reflects on what it might take, despite the tensions that come with intercultural contact, to achieve success and a satisfying new life, including the multiple possibilities and life trajectories that come with all these. Copyright © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Jan Gube, Fang Gao and Miron Bhowmik; individual chapters, the contributors.
|Title of host publication||Identities, practices and education of evolving multicultural families in Asia-Pacific|
|Editors||Jan GUBE, Fang GAO, Miron BHOWMIK|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2022|