'I want to be able to do it all...': U.S. South Asian Women's Career Perspectives
Indian Women: Issues and Perspectives
Indian Publishers Distributors
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'I want to be able to do it all...': U.S. South Asian women's career perspectives
Substantial numbers of South Asians entered the American workforce as a result of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965. Many of these workers are women. More than four decades later, however, research on the everyday lives of U.S. South Asian women is scarce. Mainstream media messages and resulting stereotypes cast South Asian women in a subservient light, characterized by suppressive home environment coupled by lack of formal education.
How do U.S. South Asian women perceive career preparation and paid employment? Which values and beliefs affect U.S. South Asian women’s perspectives? What issues, if any, have these ethnic women experienced in the U.S. workforce?
Twenty-nine women from the Indian subcontinent participated in oral history interviews about immigration experiences and perspectives. This paper explores and analyzes U.S. South Asian women’s experiences and perspectives about early socialization, education, and work related issues.
Asian Indian, women, gender, immigrant, acculturation
Education | Gender and Sexuality | Race and Ethnicity
M. Gail Hickey (2012).
'I want to be able to do it all...': U.S. South Asian Women's Career Perspectives. Indian Women: Issues and Perspectives. 93-116. Delhi: Indian Publishers Distributors.