Seeking Common Ground: Multidisciplinary Studies of Immigrant Women in the United States


This book is the first interdisciplinary reader focusing on immigrant women in the United States. The volume begins with three chapters by a historian, a sociologist, and an anthropologist summarizing the way research on immigrant women has developed in the three disciplines. Parts II and III, focusing on "Immigrant Women of the Past" and "Immigrant Women Since 1920," provide empirical and interpretive essays on immigrant women from Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The chapters explore such themes as women in the migration process, the role of gender in the creation of American ethnic identities, and the comparability of today's immigrant women with those of the past.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Rita J. Simon
  • Caroline B. Brettell
  • Patricia A. Deberjeois
  • Suzanne Sinke With Stephen Gross
  • Deirdre Mageean
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992