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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225619

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225619.001.0001

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“The Blue Passport”

“The Blue Passport”

Gender and the Social Process of Naturalization among Dominican Immigrants in New York City

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(p.359) Chapter 17 “The Blue Passport”
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Gender and U.S. Immigration
Author(s):

Audrey Singer

Greta Gilbertson

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0017

This chapter discusses how gender can influence the social process of naturalization. It emphasizes that gender relations are crucial for any understanding of how and why men and women can experience changing social, economic, and cultural practices. The chapter shows that gender serves an important role in shaping the practices and discourses of citizenship, before examining the naturalization process found within the social, political, and policy context of the 1990s.

Keywords:   social process, naturalization, gender relations, discourses of citizenship, policy context

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