ERIC Number: ED261100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Cuban-American Experience. Culture, Images and Perspectives.
Boswell, Thomas D.; Curtis, James R.
This book is a discussion of the major social, economic, political, and geographical topics relating to Cuban settlement and culture in the United States. First, the book examines Cubans as an ethnic minority, as well as some of the events and people that have helped shape the popular images that Americans may have of this group. The focus then shifts to Cuba, giving an historical overview of the country's changing political, economic, and social systems. A chronological account of Cuban immigration to the United States follows. The next three chapters analyze the distribution and residential patterns of Cubans nationwide, the growth and impact of Cuban settlement in Miami, and the demographic characteristics of Cuban-Americans. Cuban language and religious patterns, artistic expression, and cuisine are then discussed. The final two chapters examine Cuban politics and ideology, the family and youth, and the process of acculturation and assimilation. (CG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Art Expression, Cubans, Demography, Eating Habits, Ethnic Stereotypes, Family Life, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Language Attitudes, Latin American History, Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Population Distribution, Religion, Residential Patterns, Social Change, Youth
Rowman & Allanheld Publishers, 81 Adams Drive, Totowa, NJ 07512 ($36.50).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)