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Acknowledgments

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p. xiii

The authors wish to thank Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D., Distinguished Foundation Professor of Cultural Diversity and Health, and Monica Parsai, Ph.D., both of Arizona State University, for their work coordinating data collection in Arizona. Melissa Chalot, M.P.H., and Rachel Dudenhausen, M.S.W., provided project management. Special thanks go

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1. From Melting Pot to Simmering Stew: Acculturation, Enculturation, Assimilation, and Biculturalism in American Racial Dynamics

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pp. 1-28

On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States. Although he was heralded as the first African American to serve in the highest and most powerful position in the nation (and perhaps in the world), President Obama’s cultural heritage was more subtle and complex. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to an ...

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2. Enculturation after Immigration: How Latino Family Systems Change and How They Stay the Same during the Diffuse, Bifurcated Stage of Acculturation Contact

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pp. 29-58

Most of the research on Latino immigration, acculturation, and adjustment has been conducted with adults, leaving us with scant information on adolescents and even less on family relationships (Garc

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3. From Contact to Conflict: How Assimilation Mechanisms Underpin the Exploration and Adaptation Stage in Bicultural Development

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pp. 59-99

Few symbols capture the ambivalent nature of U.S. immigration policy better than the Statue of Liberty. The statue was conceived as a gift from the people of France to mark the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. However, the unveiling in 1886 was ten years later than planned, largely due to lack of public financing. The statue of ...

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4. Balancing between Two Worlds: The Integration Stage of Bicultural Development

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pp. 100-129

Figure 4.1 shows Juana’s cultural map. The drawing illustrates her conflict and confusion about living between cultures. Her worlds are bifurcated, separate, and difficult to reconcile, representing a lower level of bicultural identity integration. Over time and with effort, this becomes easier for most bicultural adolescents as they navigate between the cultural ...

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5. Cultural Adaptation Styles and Health: Risks of Staying Separate or Assimilating

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pp. 130-163

In chapters 2 and 3, we took an intimate look at the dynamics of culture-of-origin involvement within the immigrant family’s home and host-cultural involvement outside of home. Staying separate or assimilating both posed different challenges for immigrant adolescents. In this chapter, we consider how these different cultural adaptation styles are related to ...

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6. The Benefits of Biculturalism: Savoring the Flavors in the Simmering Stew

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pp. 164-185

... culture-of-origin and U.S. cultural identity) are the most advantageous for cultural adaptation (LaFromboise, Coleman, and Gerton 1993). Bicultural individuals are those with moderate acculturation levels who have successfully internalized two cultures, that is, both cultures are alive inside of the person. Many bicultural individuals report that their internalized ...

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7. Entre Dos Mundos / Between Two Worlds: A Bicultural Skills Training Prevention Program to Help Immigrant Families Cope with Acculturation Stress

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pp. 186-216

A growing body of research has suggested that — in the absence of prevention and intervention services — many Latino adolescents and adults are at risk for alcohol and drug use, aggressive behavior, and mental health problems (Rogler, Cortes, and Malgady 1991; Vega et al. 2000; Rounds-Bryant and Staab 2001; Gonzales et al. 2002; Centers for Disease ...

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pp. 217-232

Index

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pp. 233-238

About the Authors

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