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Author Arthur, John A., 1958-2016.

Title African women immigrants in the United States : crossing transnational borders / John A. Arthur
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 230 pages)
Contents Centering gender in African regional migration -- Passage from the savannah grasslands of Africa to America -- Gender and forced migration : rebuilding shattered lives -- Gender and transnational Black immigrant identities -- Gender, migration, and work -- Rethreading fertility decisions in new settings
Summary African Women Immigrants in the United States depicts how immigrant women use international migration as a strategy to challenge existing patriarchal hegemonies operative both in the United States and Africa. It also weaves together the multidimensional strands of how African immigrant women shape and are shaped by the process of international migration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject West Africans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Africa, Western -- Emigration and immigration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0230623913 (electronic bk.)
9780230623910 (electronic bk.)