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Immigration and Women
Author: Susan C. Pearce

ISBN: 9780814767382
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 17 March 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5
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The popular debate around contemporary U.S. immigration tends to conjure images of men waiting on the side of the road for construction jobs, working in kitchens or delis, driving taxis, and sending money to their wives and families in their home countries, while women are often left out of these pictures. Immigration and Women is a national portrait of immigrant women who live in the United States today, featuring the voices of these women as they describe their contributions to work, culture, and activism.

Through an examination of U.S. Census data and interviews with women across nationalities, we hear the poignant, humorous, hopeful, and defiant words of these women as they describe the often confusing terrain where they are starting new lives, creating architecture firms, building urban high-rises, caring for children, cleaning offices, producing creative works, and organizing for social change. Highlighting the gendered quality of the immigration process,Immigration and Women interrogates how human agency and societal structures interact within the intersecting social locations of gender and migration. The authors recomm...

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