ERIC Number: ED147730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Cultural Rejection and Re-identification in Minority Group Members.
Diller, Jerry V.
There is little consistent research available on cultural rejection and re-identification in minority group members, but this report uses case study material to extrapolate three general factors precipitating rejection: self-hatred and negative chauvinism, quality of ethnic experience and rejection of religious experience. A four-step model for cultural re-identification is developed: (1) the individual must become aware of personal feelings about his own ethnic identity; (2) he must realize the psychological impossibility of escaping, avoiding or denying his minority membership; (3) he must be exposed to a different and more favorable view of the cultural content of his heritage; (4) he must find a personal relevancy and purpose for the practice of and identification with his heritage. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Boston, Massachusetts, April 13-16, 1977)