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Title Ethnicity, gender, and social change / edited by Rohit Barot, Harriet Bradley, and Steve Fenton
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Contents Gender and transnational labour migration / Annie Phizacklea -- Ethnicity, gender and equality in the NHS / John Carter -- Roscas, ethnicity and strategy / Ineke Van Wetering -- South Asian women in Britain, family integrity and the primary purpose rule / Werner Menski -- Hindu widows in Britain / Shirley Firth -- South Asian women and arranged marriages in East London / Kalwant Bhopal -- Cultural diversity and religious conformity / Charlotte Butler -- Negotiating marriage / Hannah Bradby -- Weaving new lives from an old fleece / Vieda Skultans -- Creative discourse / Helen Kanitkar -- When the mirror speaks / Jayne Ifekwunigwe
Summary The editors, well-known for their work on gender and ethnicity, have compiled this book as one of the first explorations of the social terrain occupied by both of these key dimensions of social theory and human experience. Their own introductory essay, and the contribution of Annie Phizacklea, give a guide to theory and concept in the field whilst the main body of the book presents a series of fascinating case-studies and original researches. In what ways are gender and ethnic identities complementary or competing? Does ethnic change necessarily entail change in gender identities and do changes in gender roles actually lead the way in effecting ethnic change? These and related questions are explored through detailed and sensitive accounts of Punjabi families in Scotland and England, Hindu widows, the laws affecting family and migration, hybrid identities in the African and Asian diasporas, Surinamese networks in Amsterdam, Black nurses in Britain and gender identity in post-Soviet Latvia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Minority women -- Social conditions
Minority women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions
Women immigrants -- Social conditions
Women immigrants -- Great Britain -- Social conditions
Sex role.
sex role.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
Minority women -- Social conditions
Sex role
Women immigrants -- Social conditions
Etnisch bewustzijn.
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
Author Barot, Rohit.
Bradley, Harriet.
Fenton, Steve, 1942-
ISBN 9780230508156