Work Roles, Gender Roles, and Asian Indian Immigrant Women in the United States (Women's Studies No. 22)

Work Roles, Gender Roles, and Asian Indian Immigrant Women in the United States (Women's Studies No. 22)

By: Arpana Sircar (author)Hardback

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This study addresses the way gender mediates the lives of employed immigrant women in an ethnic minority community. Light is shed on the interplay of race-ethnicity, social class, and history and generates multiple contexts within which individual and collective attitudes are situated.


Part 1 - Introduction and overview. Part 2 - Literature review: Gender roles in the US; mainstream gender role patterns in US society; intersection of race-ethnicity and class, gender role patterns in US immigrant communities; gender roles among asian indians and other US minorites; gender roles in the indian culture and sociaty; conceptual-theorectical background. Part 3 - Research methodology. Part 4 - Questionnaire resluts. Part 5 - Interview resluts. Part 6 - Analysis and interpreatation: change and continunity; correlates of gender and orientation; comparison with immigrant women in ealrier ethnic groups; comparison with contemporary white women; emerging typology Pat 7 - Discussion and conclusion: Centrality of waged work; immigration and empowerment; developnuing sense of selfhood; ethinic identity and selfhood; transnational identity; indian women as reference group; structural constraints and cultural continuity; gender role orientation; behaviuoral duality; contribution of the research; dircetions for future research; conculsion - betwixt and between.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773478480
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773478480
  • ISBN10: 0773478485

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