Gender and Generational Relations

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732302
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894611 | DOI:
Gender and Generational Relations

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This chapter focuses on individual trajectories. It addresses the impact of women labor force participation on household relations and argues that, because of the crisis in gender roles, Senegalese men in New York prefer to leave their spouses in the homeland. Senegalese immigrants, regardless of gender, have tended to have their children, including American-born ones, educated in the home country, which they feel provides a “safe” cultural environment; in other words, one where children can be educated in conformity with parents' idealized vision of homeland cultural attributes.

Keywords: Senegalese women; Senegalese immigrants; labor force participation; household relations; gender roles; education

Chapter.  20476 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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