ERIC Number: ED349201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Social Psychology of Immigration: The Greek-American Experience.
This paper contends that the experience of most ethnic immigrant groups, including Greek-Americans, who came to the United States involved a denial of ethnicity and culture in favor of conformity with the dominant Anglo-American culture. The experience of Greek immigrants in the United States is examined, including such aspects as the role of the Greek Orthodox Church and Greek immigrants fear of blacks. The pride in ethnicity is consistent with the values represented by U.S. constitutional principles; one need not deny one's native culture in order to be a true U.S. citizen. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Saloutos International Conference on the Greek-American Experience (Minneapolis, MN, May 11-13, 1989).