Seeking Common Ground: Multidisciplinary Studies of Immigrant Women in the United States

ABC-CLIO
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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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About the author

DONNA GABACCIA is Charles Stone Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Her published works include From Sicily to Elizabeth Street (1984), Militants and Migrants (1988), and Immigrant Women in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1989). She is currently writing a history of immigrant women in the United States.

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Publisher
ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 1992
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Pages
237
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ISBN
9780275943875
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Demography
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
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