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, Texas2000 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.