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Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories


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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface: How and Why This Book was Born
  • Part I: Understanding and Studying Women's Migration
  • Chapter 1. Immigration: The Process and Its Aftermath
  • Introduction
  • Developmental Aspect of Immigration
  • Effects of Immigration
  • Women and Immigration
  • Chapter 2. Methodology: How the Research for This Book Was Done
  • Types of Immigration Research
  • Assumptions and Principles of Qualitative Research
  • Interviewing in Qualitative Research
  • Understanding Women Perspectives
  • Conducting the Interviews
  • The Sample
  • National Immigration Policies
  • Analysis of the Interviews
  • Limitations
  • Part II: Stories of Immigrant Women
  • Chapter 3. My Story: An Immigrant Daughter of an Immigrant Mother
  • Chapter 4. Immigrants to the United States
  • Sonia: From Beirut to New York
  • Maria: I Left My Heart in Havana
  • Nadra: The "Desert" Generation
  • Klara: A Lifelong Tale of Relocations
  • Tara: I Will Show Them
  • Sarah: The Quiet Fighter
  • Chapter 5. Immigrants to Israel
  • Genevieve: Immigration As a Never-Ending Process
  • Parastu: A Minority Within a Minority
  • Ana: Women Are Like Cats Throw Them and They Jump Back on Their Feet
  • Mare: A Long-Distance Runner
  • Svetlana: Always Mining the Good
  • Teresina: A Spring of Optimism
  • Chapter 6. Immigrants to Australia and New Zealand
  • Rosa: An Asian in a White County
  • Natasha: In Australia, Become an Australian
  • Sabin: To Immigrate As a Lesbian
  • Matijia: The Lemonade Maker
  • Hang: A Salute to Immigrant Mothers
  • Dunja: The Percussionist
  • Part III: Conclusions and Implications
  • Chapter 7. Major Themes in Women's Narratives
  • Resilience of Immigrant Women: Flexible Strength
  • The Double Life of Immigrant Women: Coping with Duality
  • Gains and Losses
  • Summary: Main Findings
  • Chapter 8. Implications for Service Development and Delivery
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Specialized Services for Immigrant Women
  • Direct Services to Individuals and Families
  • Community Programs
  • Policy Development
  • A Multiservice Center for Immigrant Women: A Viable Solution
  • Epilogue
  • Resources
  • References
  • Index

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