ERIC Number: ED196582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Traditions and the Family: Asian, Black, Greek, Native American, Polynesian and Hispanic Culture. Proceedings of a Symposium (Salt Lake City, Utah, April 30, May 1, 7-8 and 14-15, 1980).
Lewy, Rafael, Ed.; Henry, Alberta, Ed.
Presentations from a symposium series sponsored by the Salt Lake City School District and the Utah Endowment for the Humanities in the spring of 1980 describe the family customs and ethnic traditions of Asians, Blacks, Greeks, Native Americans, Polynesians, and Hispanics. The first presentation notes the differences between Asians who have been in Utah for a time and those who have arrived more recently and points out the emotional, physical, and other needs of the more recent arrivals. The second presentation outlines the strengths of the Black family and the roles different family members traditionally hold. The third presentation discusses the complete assimilation of third generation Greeks and the dissipation of the old immigrant values. The presentation on Native Americans traces the customs practiced in the rearing of Indian children from birth to adulthood and includes a list of 88 reference and resource materials. The next presentation compares Polynesian ethnic and family traditions with the American way of life. The Chicano/Hispanic presentation describes birth, baptism, and wedding customs of the Mexican culture. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Journalism Education Association.; Utah Endowment for the Humanities, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Chicanos; Ojibwa (Tribe); Traditionalism