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African Women Immigrants in the United States : Crossing Transnational Borders

By: Arthur, John A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2009Description: 1 online resource (243 p.).ISBN: 9780230623910.Subject(s): Africa, West -- Emigration and immigration | West Africans -- United States -- Social conditions | Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African Women Immigrants in the United States : Crossing Transnational BordersDDC classification: 305.896/6073 | 305.8966073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction and Organization; 2 Centering Gender in African Regional Migration; 3 Passage from the Savannah Grasslands of Africa to America; 4 Gender and Forced Migration: Rebuilding Shattered Lives; 5 Gender and Transnational Black Immigrant Identities; 6 Gender, Migration, and Work; 7 Rethreading Fertility Decisions in New Settings; 8 Concluding Remarks and Looking Ahead; Notes; References; Index
Summary: African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal hegemonies operative both in the United States and Africa. It also weaves together the multidimensional strands of how African immigrant women shape and are shaped by the process of international migration.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction and Organization; 2 Centering Gender in African Regional Migration; 3 Passage from the Savannah Grasslands of Africa to America; 4 Gender and Forced Migration: Rebuilding Shattered Lives; 5 Gender and Transnational Black Immigrant Identities; 6 Gender, Migration, and Work; 7 Rethreading Fertility Decisions in New Settings; 8 Concluding Remarks and Looking Ahead; Notes; References; Index

African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal hegemonies operative both in the United States and Africa. It also weaves together the multidimensional strands of how African immigrant women shape and are shaped by the process of international migration.

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JOHN A. ARTHUR is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, USA.

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