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ERIC Number: ED011264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May-5
Pages: 10
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UNDERSTANDING THE PUERTO RICAN AND HIS FAMILY.
THOMAS MARIE, SISTER
AN UNDERSTANDING OF TRADITIONAL PUERTO RICAN FAMILY CUSTOMS AND BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PUERTO RICAN AND OTHER LIFE STYLES SHOULD HELP PROFESSIONAL WORKERS SOLVE THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY MIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES. THE CULTURE OF THE PUERTO RICAN CAN BE DESCRIBED IN RELATION TO THREE CONCEPTS--DIGNIDAD (SELF-ESTEEM OR SELF-WORTH), RESPETO (UNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLE IN THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY), AND CARINO (AFFECTION). THESE CONCEPTS SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD AS INTERRELATED AND BASIC TO PUERTO RICAN TRADITION. THE EXTENDED FAMILY, WITH ITS CONCOMITANT SECURITY FOR THE CHILD, AND THE PATRIARCHAL PATTERN OF THE CULTURE ARE DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE TRADITION. WHEN THE PUERTO RICAN MIGRATES TO THE MAINLAND, THESE VALUES BECOME STRAINED AND BREAK DOWN BECAUSE OF THE MAINLAND STRESS ON CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND EFFICIENT BEHAVIOR. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE TRAINING COURSE ON CULTURE AND CULTURE THEORY (MAY 1964). (NH)
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