Table of contents for Culture, class, and work among Arab-American women / Jenžnan Ghazal Read.

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	Acknowledgements	vii
1 	Introduction	1
		Statement of the Problem	3
		Origins of Diversity: Arab-American Immigration	5
		Research Objectives	7
		Organization of the Study	9
2 	Theoretical Significance of Women_s Labor 
	Force Participation 	11
		Structural and Cultural Explanations of
		Ethnic Diversity	13
		The Evolution of Ethnic and Gender Studies:
		Recognizing Intraethnic Diversity	18
		Summary	22
3 	The Case for Arab Americans	25
		Determinants of Arab-American Women_s
		Labor Force Activity	26
		Hypotheses	33
		Data and Methods	34
4 	Arab-American Women in Comparative 
	Perspective	41
		U.S. Census Data	42
		Arab-American Survey Data	44
		Immigrant Selectivity and Arab-American 
		Women_s Success	47
		Cultural and Class Diversity 	51		
		The Impact of Nativity: Variations in Cultural
		Assimilation	67
		Challenging Myths of U.S. Muslim Women	78
		Portrait of an Achieving Ethnic Population	85
5 	Determinants of Arab-American Women_s 
	Economic Achievements 	87
		Ties that Bind: Ethnic Homogamy, Religiosity,
		and Women_s Employment	88
		Cultural Influences on Labor Force Commitment	95
		Gender Traditionalism_s Cultural Underpinnings	101
		Education, Occupation, and Women_s Earnings	106
		Summary	112
6 	Conclusion	115
		Women_s Achievements and the Universal
		Sisterhood	115	
		The Gendered Consequences of Culture	117
		Summary and Future Research	119
	Appendices	121
	References	135
	Index	15

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Arab American women Social conditions, Arab American women Employment, Women immigrants United States Social conditions, Women immigrants Employment United States, Labor supply United States, Sex role United States, Arab Americans Ethnic identity, Arab Americans Cultural assimilation