Contested Voices

Women Immigrants in Today's World

Authors: Githens, M.

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A comprehensive and stimulating examination of how the migration of women affects attitudes in receiving countries, among the women themselves, and how changing women's attitudes shapes their relations with men and between generations within ethnic groups.

About the authors

Marianne Githens, Professor of Political Science and founder and previous director of Goucher College's Women's Studies Program, has written extensively on the topic of women and politics. An early work, A Portrait of Marginality, is widely regarded as a classic in the field. Her other publications include Different Roles, Different Voices, Abortion Politics, Public Policy in Cross Cultural Perspective, and numerous articles, including the well-known and frequently cited, 'Getting Appointed to the Court: The Gender Dimension." She has served as a major research consultant to the European Women Project sponsored by the European Union and to the television series Shoulder to Shoulder which dealt with the British suffrage movement. Professor Githens has received a number of awards including a NEH grant for research on American and European women's peace movements. Recently her research has focused on women immigrants and the various forces which affect their status and political role.

Reviews

"Contested Voices is a compelling and up-to-date book about women and immigration. Marianne Githens' gripping accounts reveal the global immigration dilemmas facing us today and the pressures and policies that got us here. By highlighting the intersecting impacts of gender, race, ethnicity, and religion, Contested Voices provides an important guide to understanding contemporary immigration issues and points to solutions for how we might best resolve the problems." - Shira Tarrant, Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, California State University, USA

"Contested Voices is a must read for all interested in understanding the complex and gendered nature of immigration. Marianne Githens explores the numerous challenges confronting immigrant women and analyzes how these agents (re)construct their identities in the face of these constraints. Githens's tour de force is her examination of an impressive range of immigration experiences from a comparative and intersectional perspective." - Aleksandra Sznajder Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Richmond, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Structure and Agency

    Githens, Marianne

    Pages 1-17

  • From Laissez-Faire to Regulation

    Githens, Marianne

    Pages 21-38

  • Government Policies and Women Immigrants

    Githens, Marianne

    Pages 39-62

  • Fleeing Calamity, Seeking Asylum

    Githens, Marianne

    Pages 63-85

  • Ethnic Communities and the Construction of Identity

    Githens, Marianne

    Pages 89-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Voices
Book Subtitle
Women Immigrants in Today's World
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36350-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137363503
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-24020-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-24041-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 173
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