African Women Immigrants in the United States: Crossing Transnational Borders

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

byJohn A. Arthur

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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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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 inter...

Dr. John A. Arthur is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He received his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. Amongst his research interests are international migration, the African diaspora, race and ethnic relations, and transnational criminology. He is author of over two dozen peer revi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230617786

ISBN - 13:9780230617780

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction and Organization * Centering Gender in African Regional * Passage From the Savannah Grasslands of Africa to America * Gender and Forced Migration: Rebuilding Shattered Lives * Gender and Transnational Black Immigrant Identities * Gender, Migration and Work * Re-Threading Fertility Decisions in New Settings * Concluding Remarks and Looking Ahead  * References