Work Roles, Gender Roles, and Asian Indian Immigrant Women in the United States (Women"s Studies)

by Arpana Sircar

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

Written in English
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  • Social groups & communities,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Ethnic Sociology,
  • Sociology Of Women,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • East Indian American women,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Employment,
  • Minority women,
  • Sex role in the work environme,
  • Sex role in the work environment,
  • United States
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Number of Pages280
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ISBN 100773478485
ISBN 109780773478480

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This study addresses the way gender mediates the lives of employed immigrant women in an ethnic minority community. It sheds light on the interplay of race-ethnicity, social class, and history generates multiple contexts within which individual and collective gender attitudes and norms are situated.

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of first generation South Asian women in the United States. This factsheet is to be used as an Important Factors Influencing the Power of Women in the South Asian Family Gender Roles Following a patriarchal system, Asian Indian immigrant parents’ experiences.

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work showing positive correlations between source country gender roles on the relevant behavior of immigrant women in the United States is highly suggestive of a role of culture.

Our work Gender Roles immigrants (Blau, Kahn, and Papps ; Blau and Kahn forthcoming) aims to move this research forward by its detailed and more rigorous analyses of the.

This paper builds upon earlier work by Jen’nan Ghazal Read and Philip N. Cohen in which they analyzed Census data collected during for South Asian Indian women and found that more recent immigrants participated less in the labor force than earlier immigrants. Asian Indians in the United States engaged in unprecedented political activity when armed conflict broke out in between India and Pakistan over the contested area of Kashmir.

Asian Indian immigrants began to lobby Congress and write letters to the editors of American newspapers in support of India's position. Asian Indians, who also refer to themselves as East Indians or Indo-Americans, are mostly South-Asian Indians from the present-day Republic of India; they are also from the areas that are now Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.1 A large group with a voluminous history and culture, this article is an introduction to the culture and the.

This study sought to examine the processes of cultural and gender socialization within a sample of the Indian immigrant community in the United States. It examines the nature of the mother-daughter relationship, and the messages daughters receive about their Indian heritage and their roles as women in the family and community.

The gender hierarchies that affect all women in general also handicap immigrant women in particular, influencing job opportunities, work environment, and wages vis-a-vis their male counterparts. In the receiving country, migration may also alter the status and gender relations of men and women.

This study uses literature on identity work to examine the gender similarities and differences in the ethnic identity work that Asian Indian immigrants to the United States do. It also looks at the changes Indian immigrants' understanding of themselves as Indian men/women due to migration.

Interviews with thirty-eight first generation Asian Indian immigrants reveal that while food, clothing, language, and family roles.

Women’s Changing Role in the United States Picture: Alicia Quiros-Because many migrants come to the United States for economic reasons, more women are inclined to enter the labor force to increase family income.

In doing so, gender roles and power struc-tures often transform in the United States. By entering the workforce. Casting light on a hidden, but steady, stream within the large group of skilled immigrants to the United States from India, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of political economy, anthropology, and sociology, including migration, race, class, ethnic and gender studies, as well as Asian studies.

Ethnic identity is a part of positive self-concept that consciously anchors an individual to a particular ethnic group. Central to this identity is a sense of belonging, as well as a commitment to the group's values, beliefs, behaviors, conventions, and customs.

This study focuses on the Asian Indian community in the U.S. to investigate their concerns with the continuity of ethnic identity via. Indian women residing in the United States and have the capacity to influence Asian Indian women’s attitudes toward traditional Indian views about marriage, culture and gender expectations.

Using data from interviews with eleven college-aged Indian women, I examine how college-aged Asian Indian women in a large southern university negotiate. Immigrants are an increasing presence in the United States. The foreign-born population grew from percent of the total population in to.

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More than one in four immigrant women in the United States ( percent) holds a bachelor’s or advanced degree, compared with percent of U.S.-born women. Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Potential Treatment for Depression among Asian Indian Immigrant Women in the United States. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Vol.

22, No. 4, pp. Das Dasgupta, Shamita. "Gender Roles and Cultural Continuity in the Asian Indian Immigrant Community in the US." Sex Roles 38 (): Author: Shamita Das Dasgupta. Abstract: Ethnic identity is a part of positive self-concept that consciously anchors an.

Asian-Indians, one of the fastest growing US immigrant groups, experience depression and anxiety, particularly among women. In this mixed-methods study, quantitative (n = ) and qualitative (n = 36) data explored egalitarian vs.

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ANSTADT Division of Social Work, College of Professional Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University. Some women among Indian Americans in philanthropy have proved it by striving to work for women’s education and empowerment in India and the United States. Some of them are successful entrepreneurs with philanthropic commitment to give back to society, while some others are self-motivated philanthropists in the US.

Background and Purpose: Social workers are engaging in prevention efforts against intimate partner violence (IPV) broadly, and among Asian Indian immigrant women in particular. Over 1 million Asian Indian immigrants live within the United States. Despite the existence of multiple organizations addressing IPV, an absence of culturally sensitive programs that can be applied locally within the U.

Which of the following is major challenge for Asian Indian immigrants to the United Sates. Zaiid belongs to the Arab Muslim community and is a third generation immigrant to the United States. He speaks very little Arabic and has a wife belonging to a different ethnic and religious community.

The gender roles first encountered in early. Patel and Gaw () also found that younger Indian-origin women in the United States were at higher risk for suicide than their male and older female counterparts.

Although gender appears to be intricately related to mental health status among South Asian Americans, research is limited particularly on South Asian American men's mental health.

But that being said, when observing my Indian-American friends and some of my relatives, I realized that Indian (or South Asian, in general) gender roles are very well and alive here in the United States.

And that they can be dangerous for the Indian-American woman aspiring for success. Growing up, I always saw Indian women in a certain light. Rumbaut, who has directed major empirical studies of immigrants and refugees in the United States, offered an overview of the history of the study of gender in migration.

Statistics on legal immigration to the United States indicate that women have outnumbered men every year since the s. Asian immigration to the United States refers to immigration to the United States from part of the continent of Asia, which includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South -origin populations have historically been in the territory that would eventually become the United States since the 16th century.

The first major wave of Asian immigration occurred in the late 19th century."Couch Potatoes and Super-Women": Gender, Migration, and the Emerging Discourse on Housework among Asian Indian Immigrants VIBHA BHALLA IN APRIL a letter written by Ms.

Subbi Mathur and titled "Couch Potatoes and Super-Women" appeared in India Abroad, the first newspaper of the expatriate Indian community in the United States.1A quasi-humorous.Today there are Indian reservations in the U.S., comprising _____ of the land throughout the United States.

The Asian immigrants in the United States were characterized as _____. SAVAGE. Which of the following statements about gender roles is true?

They vary across different cultures.