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Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience

Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford, and Reena Tandon


The popular debate around contemporary U.S. immigration tends to conjure images of men waiting on the side of the road for construction jobs, working in kitchens or delis, driving taxis, and sending money to their wives and families in their home countries, while women are often left out of these pictures. This book is a national portrait of immigrant women who live in the United States today, featuring the voices of these women as they describe their contributions to work, culture, and activism. Through an examination of U.S. Census data and interviews with women across nationalities, we hear ... More

Keywords: U.S. immigration, immigrant women, United States, work, culture, activism, immigration process, gender, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814767382
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814767382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan C. Pearce, author

Elizabeth J. Clifford, author

Reena Tandon, author