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ERIC Number: ED099449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
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A Longitudinal Study of the Economic Absorption and Cultural Integration of Mexican-American and Negro Immigrants to Racine, Wisconsin.
Shannon, Lyle W.; And Others
This study began in 1958 as an investigation of the adjustment problems of Mexican-Americans in a highly visible barrio on the outskirts of Racine, Wisconsin. It was believed that an understanding of the process of value assimilation would explain their success or lack of success in adjusting to Anglo society. However, as we have come to see it, and as does anyone who has seen the research reports, motivation, education, and experience play a smaller part in determining how far people rise than is usually considered to be the case. When the study began, no one considered it a project encompassing the problems of people in the Negro community (Negroes were not interviewed until 1960) as well as in the Mexican-American community, nor had anyone considered the possibility of reinterviewing everyone 10 years later, as has been done. While the research now includes the problems of both the Mexican-American and Negro communities, it also focusses on the organization of the entire city and how this organization affects the relative economic absorption and cultural integration of its most recent immigrants. The researchers now perceive the social and economic status of Mexican-American and Negro immigrants as a matter of concern to the entire community rather than as an adjustment problem of the residents of the barrio or the inner city--and a problem related to the organization of individuals. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin