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Ethnic Women

Ethnic Women

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About the Book

This book introduces the study of ethnic women and contributes to our understanding of the relationships among gender, race/ethnicity, and social class. The social scientific study of gender has grown exponentially for more than two decades. Until recently, however, little attention has been paid to the diversity among women. The social scientific literature on ethnicity has experienced a revival in the same decades, yet women have frequently been overlooked or misrepresented in that literature. When ethnic women do appear they are typically depicted as selfless wives and mothers or passive victims. Theses twenty original essays challenge myths and stereotypes. The authors--social scientists, social service professionals, and other scholars--explore a broad range of racial/ethnic and social class circumstances. Communities represented include the Hmong in Wisconsin, Cuban Jews in Florida, and Samoans in Hawaii. Patters of immigration and social mobility, communal institutions, and maintenance of ethnic traditions are among the topics which reflect the multiple status reality of ethnic women.
About the Author: Vasilikie Demos is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. A second-generation Greek American, she has published in the areas of race and ethnic studies as well as in aging, and is currently involved in a study of ethnicity and gender among Greek Kytherians in Australia, America, and Greece. Marcia Texler Segal is Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Southeast. She earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University in Bloomington. Her research on the American Jewish community focuses on gender. Her other research interest is women and development, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781882289240
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Height: 232 mm
  • No of Pages: 296
  • Series Title: Ethnic Women
  • Weight: 700 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1882289242
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 1994
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 24 mm
  • Width: 163 mm

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