This theme of ‘reconfiguring access’ is an important element of several of our research projects.
The Oxford Internet Surveys (Ox IS) have recently paid special attention to social networks and relationships formed through the Internet.
Whether it’s dating or marrying someone of a different race, interracial relationships are not a new phenomenon among Asian Americans. These laws actually made the situation worse because Asian men were no longer able to bring their wives over to the U. So in a way, those who wanted to become married had no other choice but to socialize with non-Asians. servicemen who fought and were stationed overseas in Asian countries began coming home with Asian “war brides.” These Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese women eventually played a role in developing the Asian American community by sponsoring their relatives to immigrate to the U. These days, Asian Americans in interracial relationships are very common.
When the first Filipino and Chinese workers came to the U. After World War II, however, the gender dynamics of this interracial process flip-flopped. One of the best research articles on this topic is a study conducted by Shinagawa and Pang entitled “Asian American Panethnicity and Intermarriage,” reprinted in the highly recommended . The table shows the percentage of six Asian ethnic groups who are married to either someone within their ethnic group, to another Asian (outside their ethnic group), or to someone who is White, Black, or Hispanic/Latino, by husbands and wives. Basically, what these stats tell us is that among these six Asian American ethnic groups, among husbands, the groups that are most likely to intermarry with Whites are Filipinos and Japanese while among wives, it’s Japanese and Koreans.
What are the geographic, socioeconomic and psychological characteristics of people who first met their partner online compared with those who met in more traditional ways?The project uses survey data from Australian and UK couples to look at the significance and impact of the Internet on intimate relationships, including how people use ICTs to meet each other and maintain relationships, and how ICTs affect their behaviour.An important aspect of the way in which the Internet influences our everyday life is the way in which it reconfigures not only how we communicate, but also with whom we communicate; how we meet people but also who we meet.Daily delivered to your inbox Now young Iranians are using the app to find companions for a night, or a lifetime.Not long ago, young men and women would ride around in cars at night and cruise for possible assignations.Or they would go to underground parties where the music was loud, the tequila flowed and the hosts had bribed the police to leave them alone so guests wouldn’t jump out of their skins at the sound of a doorbell. At first, the service was so slow that this writer remembers dialing up and going to the kitchen to put on a kettle for tea while waiting for the inbox to appear.