Imagination and Negotiation presents an in-depth look at the lives of Cambodian migrants living in Long Beach, San Bernardino, and Stockton, California who are married to Cambodian American men. This qualitative research investigates how the "work of the imagination," gender roles and inequalities, and political and economic instability in Asia influence Cambodian women to marry Cambodian American men. This study continues its examination of their lives after arrival in America as they encounter the challenges of being immigrants, wives, mothers, and daughters-in-law. Through in-depth interviews and participant observation, findings suggest that Cambodian women are still confronted with gender inequalities because their new families in America believe these overseas wives and daughters-in-law should be traditional and "virtuous." It is their resiliency in negotiating their roles as Cambodian women here in America that they have overcome some of their struggles to achieve their "American Dream."
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Asian Studies, Womens studies|
|Keywords:||Cambodian migrants, Gender inequalities|
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