Different paths: gender, immigration and political participation

Int Migr Rev. Summer 1998;32(2):326-49.

Abstract

"Building on arguments made by Grasmuck and Pessar (1991), Hardy-Fanta (1993), and Hondagneu-Sotelo (1994), among others, this article makes the case for a gendered understanding of immigrant political socialization. Looking at recent Latin American immigrants to New York City, the article argues that immigrant Latino men are more likely to favor continuity in patterns of socialization and organization, and immigrant Latinas are more likely to favor change. This finding helps bridge theoretical and empirical literatures in immigration studies, applying the logic of gender-differentiated decisionmaking to the area of immigrant political socialization and behavior."

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation*
  • Americas
  • Behavior
  • Culture
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Developing Countries
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • Latin America
  • New York
  • North America
  • Politics*
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Psychology*
  • Sex Factors*
  • Social Behavior*
  • Social Change
  • Transients and Migrants
  • United States