Seeking Common Ground

Seeking Common Ground

by Donna Gabaccia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275943879

ISBN-13: 9780275943875

Pub. Date: 10/30/1992

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. Part I includes three chapters by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on Immigrant Women of the Past and Immigrant Women Since 1920, provide

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This book is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. Part I includes three chapters by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on Immigrant Women of the Past and Immigrant Women Since 1920, provide empirical and interpretive essays on immigrant women from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past.

Seeking Common Ground is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. By providing a basis for comparison between both different ethnic groups and different disciplinary approaches, the volume aims to encourage interdisciplinary communication and research.

After the editor's introduction, the volume begins with three chapters (Part I) by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on Immigrant Women of the Past and Immigrant Women Since 1920, provide empirical and interpretive essays on immigrant women from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past. The work will be of interest to individuals from all disciplines who are concerned with women's studies in general and immigrant women in particular.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275943875
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1992
Series:
Contributions in Women's Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Donna Gabaccia

The Study of Immigrant Women in History, Sociology and Anthropology

The Treatment of Women in Immigration History: A Call for Change by Sydney Stahl Weinberg

Sociology and Immigrant Women by Rita J. Simon

Anthropology and the Study of Immigrant Women by Caroline B. Brettell and Patricia A. deBerjeois

The Immigrant Women of the Past

The International Marriage Market and the Sphere of Social Reproduction: A German Case Study by Suzanne Sinke with Stephen Gross

Catholic Sisterhoods and the Immigrant Church by Deirdre Mageean

Ideology, Ethnicity and the Gendered Subject: Reading Immigrant Autobiographies by Betty Bergland

Picture Brides: Feminist Analysis of Life Histories of Hawaii's Early Immigrant Women from Japan, Okinawa and Korea by Alice Chai

Immigrant Women Since 1920

The Flapper and the Chaperone: Historical Memory Among Mexican American Women by Vicki L. Ruiz

Understanding U.S. Immigration: Why Some Countries Send Women and Others Send Men by Katharine Donato

Cuban Women in New Jersey: Gender Relations and Change by Yolanda Prieto

A Study of Asian Immigrant Women Undergoing Postpartum Depression by Young I. Song

Afterword by Donna Gabaccia

Bibliography

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