Authority, compliance and rebellion in second generation cultural minorities

Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. and Skrbis, Z. (1994) Authority, compliance and rebellion in second generation cultural minorities. Australian and New Zealand journal of sociology, 30 3: 259-272. doi:10.1177/144078339403000302

Author Pallotta-Chiarolli, M.
Skrbis, Z.
Title Authority, compliance and rebellion in second generation cultural minorities
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8690
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/144078339403000302
Open Access Status
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 259
End page 272
Total pages 14
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC
Publisher Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand
Language eng
Subject 370103 Race and Ethnic Relations
420303 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Abstract This paper investigates the intersections of ethnicity, gender and sexuality by exploring the issues of parental, communal and societal authority, and the degrees of compliance and acceptance or resistance by the second generation. Using the responses of Southern Italian, Croatian, Slovenian, and Yugoslav second generation individuals in Australia, two questions are addressed: to what extent do migrant parents use sexual and marital control of their children as a means of maintaining ethnic cohesion; and to what extent does gender influence the level of parental control and the types of responses made by their children. The respondents were both heterosexual and lesbian female and heterosexual males. The data indicates a considerable level of parental and ethnic community direction and authority in relation to sexuality and marriage. It also indicates considerable levels of acceptance and higher levels of resistance to these codes by the second generation individuals. Finally, it appears that although the discussion is ethno-specific, the issues that arise such as power, identity and the body are wider societal concerns.
Keyword ethnicity, gender, sexuality, authority, rebellion, marriage, migrants, parents, second generation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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