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Becoming American Mothers: Situation of Indian Immigrant Married Women in Dependent Visa in the USA

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This project, with the aid of in-depth face to face interviews aims to bring forward a very distinct situation of Indian immigrant married women in the United States of America, who are bound by a particular Visa status (H4 in this case) that is also popularly known as the Dependent Visa. These educated women who at one point of time had successful careers in India are by virtue of their current Visa status not allowed to legally work in the USA, unless they (read husbands) receive a Green Card. Women in H4 Visa status are married to H1B Visa holders, who are typically elite male professionals from India, coming here to work for an American firm. My study tries to figure out the mechanism and ways in which these women negotiate with this situation of dependency. The unique nature of negotiation is the form of middle-class parenting in the mold of Lareau’s concerted cultivation, but it is culturally shaped. This endeavor of making children accustomed to the ‘Indianness’ is accomplished with the aid of a communal bonding (women in H4 Visa), sharing of knowledge and strong networking, especially within the neighborhood.

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Das, Madhurima. "Becoming American Mothers: Situation of Indian Immigrant Married Women in Dependent Visa in the USA" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton New York and Sheraton New York, New York, NY, Aug 10, 2013 <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p648699_index.html>

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Das, M. , 2013-08-10 "Becoming American Mothers: Situation of Indian Immigrant Married Women in Dependent Visa in the USA" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton New York and Sheraton New York, New York, NY Online <PDF>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p648699_index.html

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Abstract: This project, with the aid of in-depth face to face interviews aims to bring forward a very distinct situation of Indian immigrant married women in the United States of America, who are bound by a particular Visa status (H4 in this case) that is also popularly known as the Dependent Visa. These educated women who at one point of time had successful careers in India are by virtue of their current Visa status not allowed to legally work in the USA, unless they (read husbands) receive a Green Card. Women in H4 Visa status are married to H1B Visa holders, who are typically elite male professionals from India, coming here to work for an American firm. My study tries to figure out the mechanism and ways in which these women negotiate with this situation of dependency. The unique nature of negotiation is the form of middle-class parenting in the mold of Lareau’s concerted cultivation, but it is culturally shaped. This endeavor of making children accustomed to the ‘Indianness’ is accomplished with the aid of a communal bonding (women in H4 Visa), sharing of knowledge and strong networking, especially within the neighborhood.


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