ERIC Number: ED223372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Anglos Are Weird People For Me. Interviews with Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. Materialien 12.
The book presents the statements of 8 Mexican Americans and 10 Puerto Ricans, aged from 19 to 29, who were interviewed to reveal their degree of acculturation. Questions include attitude, behavior and/or fact-finding items and cover habitat; family background; intactness of family; educational, income, and occupational levels of parents and respondents; primary groups (e.g., family, close friends, neighbors); peer group influence; behavior and/or achievement models; life history; attitudes toward childhood and adolescent self; interpersonal relations; attitudes toward in-group and out-groups, especially social-distance attitudes toward Anglo-Saxon Americans, Blacks, and other Latin groups; value judgement and clashes; ethnic and cultural loyalties; individual and group identity; self-stereotyping; degree of historical consciousness and awareness of discrimination; ego ideals; occupational, social, and personal aspirations; moral codes; "machismo"; concept of sex roles; supernaturalism; religious beliefs; folk culture; myth; magic; "curanderismo"; and spiritualism. Brief introductions to Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans discuss self-referents, historical background of Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans on the island, immigration, migrant workers, law enforcement, education, family social values, the Chicano Movement, folk beliefs, forms and aspects of Puerto Rican dependence, characteristics of the island population, migration to the mainland, the agony of acculturation, and cultural life and its organization in the New York Puerto Rican community. (NQA)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Ethnicity, Folk Culture, Hispanic American Culture, Interviews, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Primary Sources, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Social Attitudes, Social History
John F. Kennedy-Institut fur Nordamerikastudien, Bibliotek Freie Universitat Berlin LansstraBe 5-9, 1000 Berlin 33 Federal Republic of Germany ($15.00 per copy, 2-5 copies, $13.50, 6-10 copies $12.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Free Univ. of Berlin (West Germany). John F. Kennedy Inst. of North American Studies.
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