Filial piety, parental piety and community piety: changing cultural practices of elder support among Chinese migrant families in New Zealand

Li, Wendy Wen (2011) Filial piety, parental piety and community piety: changing cultural practices of elder support among Chinese migrant families in New Zealand. OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, 2 (1). pp. 1-30.

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Abstract

Understanding filial piety within the sociocultural contexts, this paper explores elder support among Chinese migrant families in New Zealand. The methods of data collection and analysis were informed by a narrative approach. Three interviews were conducted with 32 older Chinese migrants. Findings suggest that traditional Chinese familial support to aged parents has changed. The traditional familial aged care is interwoven with the reciprocal parental support to children, and the community, social and institutional support. This paper demonstrates that filial piety is evolving within the broader social and political contexts and that the practices of filial piety among Chinese migrant families are fluid, dynamic, and changing. That is, when the context and situation change, the practices of filial piety are modified; when the practices of filial piety change, the self and identity shift.

Item ID: 18354
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2093-5498
Keywords: filial piety, parental piety, community piety, elder support, self, older Chinese migrants
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 00:26
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 100%
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