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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Hybrid Identities among Indian Immigrant Women: A Masala of Experiences
Hybrid identities among Indian immigrant women: A masala of experiences

This chapter takes the identities of Asian Indian women, such as ourselves, to illustrate the ways we formulate, negotiate, and dwell in our identities as Asian Indian women in the United States.1 Anisa is half-Indian, whose Muslim father was a first-generation immigrant from India, and Anindita is a first-generation immigrant from India. Using the concept of hybridity, we contend with the intersectionality of categories such as gender, religion, class, and other aspects of culture. In defining praxis as how we live our daily lives as hybrids of both Indian and U.S. cultural heritages and experience, we interrogate the cultural clashes we experience as feminists sensitized by ...

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