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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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Disentangling Race-Gender Work Experiences

Disentangling Race-Gender Work Experiences

Second-Generation Caribbean Young Adults in New York City

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(p.174) Chapter 9 Disentangling Race-Gender Work Experiences
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Gender and U.S. Immigration
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Nancy Lopez

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0009

This chapter studies how the real work experiences of second-generation Caribbean young adults influence their views on the role of education in their lives. The first section discusses the segmented assimilation theory and racial formation theory. It also introduces the race–gender experience theory, which can be used to understand the racial(ized) and gender(ed) experiences of the second generation in modern U.S. society. The second section of the chapter looks at the work experiences of second-generation Caribbean men and women, and describes this against the backdrop of a changing New York economy. The chapter references the life histories of the second generation, which reveal that men and women had rather different experiences in the labor market, which led to significant changes in their views about education.

Keywords:   work experiences, second generation, education, segmented assimilation theory, racial formation theory, race–gender experience, life histories

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