Cultural Psychology of Immigrants

Cultural Psychology of Immigrants

by Ramaswami Mahalingam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805853146

ISBN-13: 9780805853148

Pub. Date: 05/30/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This new volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and culture shape the cultural psychology of immigrants. It demonstrates the influence transnational ties and cultural practices and beliefs play on creating the immigrant self. Distinguished scholars from a variety of fields examine the cultural

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This new volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and culture shape the cultural psychology of immigrants. It demonstrates the influence transnational ties and cultural practices and beliefs play on creating the immigrant self. Distinguished scholars from a variety of fields examine the cultural psychological consequences of displacement among different immigrant communities. Cultural Psychology of Immigrants opens with a variety of theoretical perspectives on immigration and a historical overview of sociological research on immigrants. It then examines the racial discrimination of immigrants and the multifaceted influences on the creation of immigrant identities. The final section documents the pivotal role of family contexts in shaping identity. Each chapter illustrates the commonalities and differences among immigrants in the ways in which they make sense of their newfound selves in a displaced context. Intended for advanced students and researchers in the fields of psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, public health, anthropology, sociology, education, and ethnic studies, the book also serves as a resource in courses on cultural psychology, immigrant studies, minority groups, race and ethnic relations, self and identity, culture and human development, and immigrants and mental health. This new volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on how intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and culture shape the cultural psychology of immigrants. It demonstrates the influence transnational ties and cultural practices and beliefs play on creating the immigrant self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805853148
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/30/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. R. Mahalingam, Cultural Psychology of Immigrants: An Introduction. Part I: Immigration, Globalization, and Transnationalism: Theoretical Perspectives. B.S. Low, Whither Thou Goest: An Evolutionary Perspective on Migration. S. Pedraza, Assimilation or Transnationalism? Conceptual Models of the Immigrant Experience in America. E.V. Daniel, The Dialectic of Recognition and Displacement in a Globalized World. E.J. Murphy, Transnational Ties and Mental Health. Part II: Immigration and Race. T.F. Pettigrew, A Two-Level Approach to Anti-Immigrant Prejudice and Discrimination. V.M. Esses, J. Dietz, A. Bhardwaj, The Role of Prejudice in the Discounting of Immigrant Skills. T.T. Tormala, K. Deaux, Black Immigrants to the United States: Confronting and Constructing Ethnicity and Race. R. Mahalingam, C. Philip, S. Balan, Cultural Psychology and Marginality: An Explorative Study of Indian Diaspora. Part III: Immigration, Self, Gender, and Narratives. M.J. Zaborowska, Racing Transatlantic Passages: James Baldwin's African "America" and Immigrant Studies. M. Abraham, Model Minority and Marital Violence: South Asian Immigrants in the United States. P.R. Pessar, Refugees and Gendered Citizenship. O.M. Esp¡n, Gender, Sexuality, Language, and Migration. R. Mahalingam, J. Haritatos, Cultural Psychology of Gender and Immigration. Part IV: Immigration and Family. J.L. Roopnarine, A. Krishnakumar, Conceptual and Research Considerations in the Determinants of Child Outcomes Among English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in the United States: A Cultural-Ecological Approach. K.K. Dion, On the Development of Identity: Perspectives From Immigrant Families. M. Zhou, Negotiating Culture and Ethnicity: Intergenerational Relations in Chinese Immigrant Families in the United States. I. Sakamoto, Acculturation or Negotiation? What Japanese Academic Migrants Teach Us About Family Processes and Gendered Experiences of Cultural Adaptation.

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