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Author Read, Jen'nan Ghazal, 1972-

Title Culture, class, and work among Arab-American women / Jen̓nan Ghazal Read.

Publication Info. New York : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  331.4089 R283C    Check Shelf
Description vii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series The new Americans
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-150) and index.
Contents Statement of the problem -- Origins of diversity: Arab-American immigration -- Research objectives -- Organization of the study -- Theoretical significance of women's labor force participation -- Structural and cultural explanations of ethnic diversity -- The evolution of ethnic and gender studies: recognizing intraethnic diversity -- Summary -- The case for Arab Americans -- Determinants of Arab-American women's labor force activity -- Hypotheses -- Data and methods -- Arab-American women in comparative perspective -- U.S. census data -- Arab-American survey data -- Immigrant selectivity and Arab-American women's success -- Cultural and class diversity -- The impact of nativity: variations in cultural assimilation -- Challenging myths of U.S. Muslim women -- Portrait of an achieving ethnic population -- Determinants of Arab-American women's economic achievements -- Ties that bind: ethnic homogamy, religiosity, and women's employment -- Cultural influences on labor force commitment -- Gender traditionalism's cultural underpinnings -- Education, occupation, and women's earnings -- Summary -- Conclusion -- Women's achievements and the universal sisterhood -- The gendered consequences of culture -- Summary and future research.
Subject Arab American women -- Social conditions.
Arab American women -- Employment.
Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women foreign workers -- United States.
Labor supply -- United States.
Sex role -- United States.
Arab Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Arab Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
ISBN 159332006X alkaline paper
9781593320065 alkaline paper
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