ERIC Number: ED166334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
The (East) Indian Woman.
The focus of this paper is on the social, cultural, and psychological problems women of East Indian origin share with other immigrant women in Canada. Also examined are problems that are unique to the East Indian woman and the ways in which she deals with the challenges, conflicting cultural values, and expectations that confront her. The diversity in countries of origin, religious, educational, and cultural backgrounds of the East Indian and other immigrant groups is compared. Other factors considered and compared include the privacy characteristic of East Indian culture, family structure, sex role socialization, achievement socialization and fear of success, language and communication problems, intercultural perceptions of women, and heterosexual relationships. In addition, it is argued that values perceived by people as critical to the inner self such as a sense of identity and self worth should be nurtured and preserved in these East Indian women for a healthy, evolving, "new" self within a host culture and that there is an urgent need for more contact and communication between ethnic "newcomers" and the larger society. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian Immigrant Aid Services, Toronto (Ontario).
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