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.