Ethnicity, Gender and Social Change

Ethnicity, Gender and Social Change

by Rohit Barot
     
 

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As recognition of the sociological importance of gender and ethnicity has grown so has the opportunity for exploring the intersections between them. This volume brings together both theoretical reflections and new research in this key area. For the sociologist this presents a conceptual challenge, while for the individual it may present a series of dilemmas. These are

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As recognition of the sociological importance of gender and ethnicity has grown so has the opportunity for exploring the intersections between them. This volume brings together both theoretical reflections and new research in this key area. For the sociologist this presents a conceptual challenge, while for the individual it may present a series of dilemmas. These are intriguingly traced out in studies which take us from Punjabi families in the UK, to Surinamese migrants in Amsterdam, to Hindu and Muslim women and black nurses in Britain, the African and Asian diasporas, and gender identity in post-Soviet Latvia.

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Based on a 1995 conference at their Centre for the Study of Minorities and Social Change, the U. of Bristol editors explain sociology's rethinking of gender and ethnicity. The shift treats ethnicity more positively, e.g. as second-generation African and Asian diaspora women refuse to accept even feminist views of themselves and their cultures as inferior. In 11 papers related to gender, ethnicity, and economic disadvantage, and changes in institutions, the second generation, and identities, contributors analyze this reconceptualization and its methodological implications from case studies ranging from Punjabi families in the UK to gender identity in post-Soviet Latvia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312217631
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.84(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author

Rohit Barot, Harriet Bradley, and Steve Fenton are all Senior Lecturers in Sociology at the University of Bristol.

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