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Female Autonomy and Cultural Imperative: Two Hearts Beating Together

Sawitri Saharso

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the light of a suicide case of a Hindustani woman in the Netherlands in 1988, this chapter enquires whether it is possible to find a concept of autonomy for Asian women that is both worthy of the ... More


Sansei Women and the Gendering of Yellow Power in Southern California, 1960s–1970s

Valerie J. Matsumoto

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies: Conversations on Race and Racializations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824847586
eISBN:
9780824873066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847586.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In the 1960s and 1970s, third-generation Japanese American (Sansei) women in southern California began to challenge gendered racializations in both the ethnic community and the larger society. As ... More


Ravinder Randhawa

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Born in India in 1952 but raised in Warwickshire from the age of seven, Ravinder Randhawa operated under the radar of mainstream literary criticism. Well-known, however, within the Asian writing ... More


. Transforming Racism: Asian Pacific American Women in African American Sororities

Edith Wen-Chu Chen

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines nonblack members of black Greek-letter organizations by focusing on the experiences of five Asian American women in African American sororities. It first provides an overview of ... More


Atima Srivastava

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Atima Srivastava is the first prominent example of a school of British Asian literature that also includes Preethi Nair, Nisha Minhas and B. K. Mahal: a British Asian romance genre intervention. Her ... More


Paradoxes of Patriarchy: Contradicting Experiences of South Asian Women in Ethnic Labor Markets

Pallavi Banerjee

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the paradoxes of patriarchy by drawing on the experiences of South Asian immigrant women in ethnic labor markets. Most South Asian women who work in the South Asian labor market ... More


The Psychological Cost of New Cosmopolitanism: Eating Disorders in the Context of Globalization

Dana S. Iyer and Nick Haslam (eds)

in New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the influence of the globalization of the thin body ideal on the development of body image dissatisfaction and eating disorders in South Asian American women. It considers ... More


What We Women Talk About When We Talk About Interracial Love

Min Jin Lee

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author, a Korean American, explores what women say and think about each other when they talk about interracial love. Writing about her experiences of exposure to white women's ... More


Intertwined Violence: Implications of State Responses to Domestic Violence in South Asian Immigrant Communities

Soniya Munshi

in The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786437
eISBN:
9780814786451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786437.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how South Asian immigrants were affected by the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA), which significantly increased the number of deportable ... More


Immigrant Women Workers at the Center of Social Change: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

Jennifer Jihye Chun, George Lipsitz, and Young Shin

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the role that grassroots organizing and leadership development play in tackling social and economic inequalities along multiple axes of difference, including race, gender, ... More


Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

Tanya Merchant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039539
eISBN:
9780252097638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039539.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Influences by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, this book ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political ... More


The Fifth Book of Peace (2003) and To Be the Poet (2002)

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Maxine Hong Kingston's latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace (2003), and suggests that in addition to her popularity as a feminist writer, she deserves recognition as a pacifist ... More


The Minor Intimacies of Race: Asian Publics in North America

Christine Kim

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040139
eISBN:
9780252098338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040139.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An attempt to put an Asian woman on Canada's $100 bill in 2012 unleashed enormous controversy. The racism and xenophobia that answered this symbolic move toward inclusiveness revealed the nation's ... More


Scripting Fertility: Desire and Regeneration in Japanese North American Literature

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Hiromo Goto’s The Kappa Child (2001) and Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation (2003), which share similar concerns and are noteworthy examples of a shift in tendency in ... More


Introduction: Immigrant Women and Labor Disruptions

Maura Toro-Morn, Anna Romina Guevarra, and Nilda Flores-González

in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037573
eISBN:
9780252094828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037573.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book explores the labor experiences of immigrant women, primarily Asians and Latinas, engaged in low-wage work in the era of neoliberal globalization. It assesses the impact of neoliberal ... More


Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Tamara C. Ho

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When the world thinks of Burma, it is often in relation to Nobel laureate and icon Aung San Suu Kyi. But beyond her is another world, one that complicates the over-determination of Burma as a pariah ... More


Islam Is to Catholicism as Teflon Is to Velcro: Religion and Culture among Muslims and Latinas

R. Stephen Warner, Elise Martel, and Rhonda E. Dugan

in Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717356
eISBN:
9780814772898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the attitudes toward religion and ethnicity among South Asian Muslim women and Latino Catholic women. On the one hand, Muslim women separate religion from culture and identify ... More


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