Tiger Parents in a Globalized World: Class, Immigration and Transnationalism

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 3:30 PM
Room: 419
Oral Presentation
Pei-chia LAN , Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

The reductive image of “tiger mom” has overshadowed the changing
practices of and class differences within Chinese parenting. Based on
in-depth interviews with parents in Taiwan and Chinese immigrants in
the US, my paper examines how globalization has differential impacts
upon the styles of childrearing across class divides. By comparing
middle-class and working-class Han parents in two societies (Taiwan
and US), I explore how the cultural practice of childrearing is
mediated by class inequality and reconstituted by the experiences of
immigration and transnationalism.