About the author: Originally from Calcutta, India, Arpana Sircar received her PhD in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently teaching at Texas Wesleyan University in fort worth, Texas
2000 0-7734-7848-5 This study addresses the way gender mediates the lives of employed immigrant women in an ethnic minority community. It sheds light on the interplay of race-ethnicity, social class, and history generates multiple contexts within which individual and collective gender attitudes and norms are situated. This empirical study has tapped firsthand into the isolated behind-closed-doors subplots of how individuals negotiate old and new gender concepts in contested social and familial terrains.