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Contested Voices: Women Immigrants in Today's World

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A comprehensive and stimulating examination of how the migration of women affects attitudes in receiving countries, among the women themselves, and how changing women's attitudes shapes their relations with men and between generations within ethnic groups. Sensitive to differences between receiving countries and immigrant ethnic communities, Contested Voices explores fraught dynamics through comparisons among similar immigrant communities within the United States, Canada, Britain, and Germany, providing insights into the processes of adaptation. It focuses particularly on how and why immigration policies, including towards legal and illegal immigrants, refugees and asylum, are gendered and on their influence on immigrant communities.

Synopsis:

Using the concepts of intersectionality and the social construction of identity, Contested Voices offers a comprehensive picture of immigrant women today and the impact which public policy, class, race, religion, and ethnicity have on their efforts to adjust to a new environment. Rejecting the notion that all immigrant women have the same experiences in adapting and adjusting to their new environment, the book examines the impact of gendered immigration policy in the receiving country, the attitudes and role expectations of both the citizens in the receiving country and the members of the women's own immigrant community who live there, and the women's efforts to construct a viable social identity their new country.

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Using the concepts of intersectionality and the social construction of identity, Contested Voices offers a comprehensive picture of immigrant women today and the impact which public policy, class, race, religion, and ethnicity have on their efforts to adjust to a new environment. Rejecting the notion that all immigrant women have the same experiences in adapting and adjusting to their new environment, the book examines the impact of gendered immigration policy in the receiving country, the attitudes and role expectations of both the citizens in the receiving country and the members of the women's own immigrant community who live there, and the women's efforts to construct a viable social identity their new country.

About the Author

Marianne Githens, Professor of Political Science and founder and previous director of Goucher College's Women's Studies Program, has written extensively on the topic of women and politics. An early work, A Portrait of Marginality is universally regarded as a classic in the field. Her other publications include Different Roles, Different Voices, Abortion Politics Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective, and numerous articles, including the well-known and frequently cited, 'Getting Appointed to the Court: The Gender Dimension. She has served as a major research consultant to the European Women Project sponsored by the European Union and to the television series Shoulder to Shoulder which dealt with the British suffrage movement. Professor Githens has received a number of awards including a NEH grant for research on American and European women's peace movements. Recently her research has focused on women immigrants and the various forces which affect their status and political role.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Structure and Agency: The Discourse on Immigration

PART I: DEFINING WOMEN IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: THE OFFICIAL VOICE - PROTOCOLS, LAWS, AND POLICIES

2. From Laissez Faire to Regulation: The Emergence of Immigration Policy

3. Government Policies and Women Immigrants: Establishing Conditions And Constructing Identities

4. Fleeing Calamity, Seeking Asylum: Women and Refugee Policy

PART II: MANAGING SOCIAL PRESSURES IN THE WORK PLACE AND THEIR COMMUNITY

5. Ethnic Communities and the Construction of Identity

6. Between Dependence and Independence: Immigrant Women in the Work Force

PART III: IMMIGRANT WOMEN SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES

7. Listening to Women Creating Their Own Social Identity

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312240202
Author:
Githens, Marianne
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 0.375 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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Using the concepts of intersectionality and the social construction of identity, Contested Voices offers a comprehensive picture of immigrant women today and the impact which public policy, class, race, religion, and ethnicity have on their efforts to adjust to a new environment. Rejecting the notion that all immigrant women have the same experiences in adapting and adjusting to their new environment, the book examines the impact of gendered immigration policy in the receiving country, the attitudes and role expectations of both the citizens in the receiving country and the members of the women's own immigrant community who live there, and the women's efforts to construct a viable social identity their new country.

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Using the concepts of intersectionality and the social construction of identity, Contested Voices offers a comprehensive picture of immigrant women today and the impact which public policy, class, race, religion, and ethnicity have on their efforts to adjust to a new environment. Rejecting the notion that all immigrant women have the same experiences in adapting and adjusting to their new environment, the book examines the impact of gendered immigration policy in the receiving country, the attitudes and role expectations of both the citizens in the receiving country and the members of the women's own immigrant community who live there, and the women's efforts to construct a viable social identity their new country.

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