Women, Gender, and Diasporic Lives is an interdisciplinary collection on women and gender in Greek diaspora communities. Using a variety of methodologies, including archival research, ethnography, participant observation, and quantitative analysis, the eleven contributors present in-depth and highly nuanced feminist analyses of diverse aspects of Greek diasporic experiences. The volume's geographical scope spans four continents (North America, Europe, Australia, Africa) and seven countries (USA, Canada, Germany, Greece, Australia, Egypt, Ethiopia), and touches on both contemporary and historical diasporic experiences. Using the broad themes of women's labor, community activity, and identity as their organizing concept, the contributors intersect these issues with the concerns of ethnicity, class, generation,and masculinity. The country-specific case studies reveal women's intentionality and agency in labor, in building community institutions, and in negotiating and re-defining their identities. The broac range of contributor backgrounds make this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in gender, diaspora, labor, or modern Greek studies.
Chapter 1 En/Gendering the Greek Diaspora(s): Theoretical and Historical Considerations Part 2 Gender and Labor Chapter 3 Greek Migrant Women in Germany: Strategies of Autonomy in Diaspora Chapter 4 Women Networking for Families: Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Job Searches among Greek Immigrants in New York Chapter 5 The Business of Social Change: Gender and the Ethnic Enclave Economy in the Greek Immigrant Community of Astoria Chapter 6 "The Temptations of New Surroundings": Family, State, and Transnational Gender Politics in the Movement of Greek Domestic Workers to Canada in the 1950s and 1960s Part 7 Gender and Diasporic Communities Chapter 8 The Greeks in Canada: Immigration, Socio-Economic Mobility, and Ethnic Identity Chapter 9 From Napster to MEGA: Power, Gender, and Generation in a Greek-Canadian Community Chapter 10 Women's Status in the Greek Colonies of Egypt Part 11 Gender and Identities Chapter 12 Living Diaspora "Back Home": Daughters of Greek Emigrants in Greece Chapter 13 Gender and Ethno-Regional Identity among Greek Australians: Intersections Chapter 14 Black Greeks or White Africans? Landscapes of Divergence and Poetics of Belonging