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Asian Women in Higher Education

Shared Communities

Paperback
October 2010
9781858564692
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    11th October 2010
  • ISBN 9781858564692
  • Language English
  • Pages 148 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$34.95

More Asian women are entering higher education in the UK than ever before, reflecting the widespread changes in the attitudes and cultural expectations of their various communities. The challenges they face and the ambitions they share are quite different from those of their mothers and grandmothers. This insightful and closely researched book illuminates the experiences of young Asian women in higher education and the strategies they adopt to build support networks that help them to succeed within the unfamiliar university setting and
actively shape their lives.

This book will be invaluable to teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate students and academics interested in the study of gender, ethnicity, identity and higher education.

"Explores the experiences of women of South Asian descent in British higher education."

- The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Acknowledgements
1) Understanding Accounts of Asian Women in British Society
2) Communities and Identities
3) Race, Gender and Identity
4) Asian Women’s Experiences in Higher Education
5) The Academy
6) Friendship Networks and Support
7) Financial and Familial Support
8) Arranged Marriages and Changing Forms of Identity
9) Dowries: Past, Present and Future
10) Conclusions
Appendix
References
Index

Kalwant Bhopal

Kalwant Bhopal is Reader in Education and Director of the Pedagogy and Curriculum Research Centre at the University of Southampton (School of Education) and has published widely on the educational experiences of minority ethnic groups.