Issues and problems of Cuban identity and acculturation

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Jose Antonio Colmenero (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to study and analyze the concept of Cuban identity and its relationship to acculturation and assimilation by examining the historical and cultural background of selected Cuban immigrants that have graduated from Cuban and American universities and that are presently living in the United States. Four questions provided a guide for this study. They included: 1. Is there a Cuban culture? 2. What is Cuban identity? 3. Acculturation or assimilation? What alternative do Cuban professionals have? 4. What are the assumptions that Cubans make upon arrival in the United States. The investigation was conducted by observing the process of acculturation in an American setting. This study focused on the role of Cuban professionals in American macro-culture and explored the resistance of these Cubans to assimilate into American society.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Assimilation (Sociology)
Cuba $x Emigration and immigration

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