'Do I have a choice?' The influences of family values and investments on Chinese migrant young people's lifestyles and physical activity participation in Australia

Pang, Bonnie, Macdonald, Doune and Hay, Peter (2015) 'Do I have a choice?' The influences of family values and investments on Chinese migrant young people's lifestyles and physical activity participation in Australia. Sport, Education and Society, 20 8: 1048-1064. doi:10.1080/13573322.2013.833504

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Author Pang, Bonnie
Macdonald, Doune
Hay, Peter
Title 'Do I have a choice?' The influences of family values and investments on Chinese migrant young people's lifestyles and physical activity participation in Australia
Journal name Sport, Education and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573322.2013.833504
Volume 20
Issue 8
Start page 1048
End page 1064
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper examines Chinese migrant young people's lifestyles and physical activity experiences in relation to the values and cultural investments of their families in Australia. The data in this paper were taken from a larger-scale study underpinned by a critical and interpretive ethnographic method conducted in two school sites. The young people's lives were significantly shaped by dominant Chinese cultural norms and traditional notions of gender. Bourdieuian concepts are drawn upon to explain the (re)production of the Chinese young people's habitus cultivated at home. Based on the young people's pursuit of cultural capital as a consequence of familial values, discussion also focuses on the agency of these young people in relation to their lifestyle choices. Dominant discourses in the ‘talk’ of these young people included their notions of excelling, hyper-investment in academic success and, especially for the girls, skin colour and safety. Traditional Chinese family power relations limited the choices these young people had regarding physical activity which was complicated by the cultural and social fluidity of their lived experiences. The inter-generational flow of habitus and capital of these Chinese migrant young people's families tended to privilege a particular set of discourses based on gender, race, social class and hierarchical practices that resonated with traditional Confucian philosophy.
Keyword Chinese migrant young people
Bourdieu
Confucianism
Physical activity
Investment strategies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 05 Sep 2013

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