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ERIC Number: EJ813663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Insulating an Ideology: The Enclave Effect on South Florida's Cuban Americans
Girard, Chris; Grenier, Guillermo J.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v30 n4 p530-543 2008
Many Cuban Americans embrace a distinctive anti-Castro ideology. Although this ideology supports the embargo against Cuba--purportedly to bring about the Castro regime's compliance or collapse--the real objectives may be more symbolic than practical. Ultimately, the institutional completeness provided by the enclave in South Florida insulates and regenerates this "exile" ideology. The authors hypothesize that if more than one half of an immigrant's time outside of Cuba has been in the South Florida enclave, the odds of supporting the exile ideology will be greater. Using a telephone survey of 1,807 Cuban Americans in South Florida, they find the predicted "enclave effect." Also, they find that receiving news from English-language media--outside the enclave's institutional matrix--reduces the likelihood of support for the exile ideology. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cuba; Florida