Intercultural Parenting and Relationships

Challenges and Rewards

  • Dharam Bhugun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Dharam Bhugun
    Pages 1-32
  3. Dharam Bhugun
    Pages 47-129
  4. Dharam Bhugun
    Pages 191-208
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-241

About this book


This book provides understandings of how intercultural, -racial, -ethnic, -national, and -faith couples and parents in Australia bring up their children and manage their relationships. Which challenges and benefits do they encounter, and which strategies do they use to negotiate their differences and belongingness? In portraying the lived experiences of intercultural couples and parents, Bhugun considers contextual and external factors such as individual and personality traits, the environment, gender and power, religion, socio-economic status, extended family, friends, and diasporic communities. Moving the reader from beyond negative stereotypes to a more nuanced representation of both the challenges and benefits of the phenomenon, Intercultural Parenting and Relationships provides intimate testimonies and offers innovations in theory and practice.

Scholars, practitioners, students, intercultural couples, parents, families and the wider community will benefit from the rich insights into the challenges and successes of intercultural relationships and parenting presented in this book.


Culture intercultural couples Acculturation psychotherapy family sociology Parenting styles Social constructionism Australia

Authors and affiliations

  • Dharam Bhugun
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Cross UniversityGold CoastAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14059-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14060-1
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