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“The Blue Passport”

Audrey Singer and Greta Gilbertson

in Gender and U.S. Immigration

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520225619
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929869 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0017
“The Blue Passport”

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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

Chapter.  9246 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Migration Studies

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