1)The first article is called Portuguese Immigrant Families: The Impact of Acculturation this was written by MARIE MORRISON, M.A. and SUSAN JAMES, PH.D.. This article helps us understand what happens when some Portuguese families move to the United States and how they are able to be able to change adapt to the change in cultures. It also looks at how it affects their thinking. Morrison and James describes acculturations as “when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous, first-hand contact, with subsequent changes in the original culture pat- terns of either or both groups’’. Researchers asked 21 women and 28 men. Researchers noticed that more changes resulted in families becoming more stressful. Families tended to …show more content…
The article is called Mental Health Among Adolescents from Returned Portuguese Immigrant Families. Because of consistent changes in Portugal and in their previous community researchers believed that these changes begin to affect the mental state of children. The article looks at the risk factors of what affects the children. The researchers worked with 360 students. These students were immigrants that had to go back to Portugal. The students were asked to answer a 5 point scale survey. The article states, “This scale consisted of 15 items measuring depression, anxiety, and psychosomatic symptoms” (Neto pg. 135 2010). 77 percent did not have psychological problems. The boys had lest physiatric problems them the girl. Although 77 percent of the children did not have a problem we have to be able to help the 23 people that did have some symptoms. Acculturation and discrimination was where the children the children was being affected the …show more content…
For the people who were classified in the family integrity felt like they had someone who they was able to go to and express him or herself. They had these types of people at a young age, which supported them while they were growing up. This made the comfortable being that they are. This helped them want to be able to help the LGBT communities. The families who were mostly male dominiated fell under the Family Disconnection category. At a young age they were afraid to come out because of the stigma of being manly. They felt that their family was not supporting and did not want to help them because it would bring their family name down. Some where forced to go to other people because they could not relate talk to their family members about their
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In Julia Alvarez’s bildungsroman novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, the concept of American assimilation is vigorously examined. The story highlights the experiences of an immigrant family, who move to the United States. Sofia, the youngest of four daughters finds it extremely challenging to balance out “fitting in” in an american setting, and meeting the expectations of her strict dominican parents. Sofia consistently finds herself struggling to not stick out of a crowd, while still upholding the virtues her parents have instilled her. The difficulties encountered by Sofia are due to her parents putting tremendous amounts of pressure onto her shoulders.
While the European immigrant is content with his new life in America, the American is restless and unfazed by the objects that amaze the immigrant. Growing up in different environments has led them to have different expectations for life. What is considered a success for one is a failure for the other. Their experiences throughout life has led them to create their own definitions of success and happiness.
English proficiency is something the authors place an emphasis on, for language is a great factor in terms of assimilating into a brand new culture. Elina will explain the concept of assimilation, which is “a multigenerational process by which the “characteristics of members of immigrant groups and host societies come to resemble one another”” (Fraga et al. 2016, p. 330). With the concept of assimilation tackled, Danny Barocio will explain the different types of assimilation – cultural, structural, and marital (10 minutes), which will help the class gain a better understanding of the question that is posed at hand: Is assimilation necessary in order to achieve the “Americano dream”? There is almost (arguably) a consensus that the American dream is becoming “harder to achieve” (Fraga et al. 2016, p. 331) with each passing day, however, there are people that believe assimilation is the key to achieving this dream.
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
Heath and Company, 1993. p. 279-292. The essay Families Enter America is about the way that John Bodnar approaches the experience of European immigrants in American cities. He focuses on the social and economic structures that the immigrants' lives became entangled once they entered their new nation.
eMaria-Gloria Contrada Introduction to Literature Professor Obuch 9 October 2014 Paper I Often when first-generation immigrants come to America, they make little effort to assimilate into American culture and do their utmost to retain their customs and languages. In contrast, many second-generation immigrants find it necessary to discard the culture that had been preserved in the home for biological descent does not ensure feelings of cultural identity.
Richard Rodriguez’s “ Aira: A Memoir of Bilingual Childhood” and Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” both exercise the three common rhetoric devices – pathos, ethos, and logos – to appeal to the audience and to make their arguments within the text more valid and comprehensive. Both authors write about their experiences and struggles with immigration and the assimilation into the public identity and society, but their reactions to these situations are similar and different in several forms and aspects, including how they were presented to the public identity, how they reacted to the public identity and assimilation into the society by facing their challenges, what their family connection was, and what credibility they have. While both authors did resist
I have lived in two different worlds. The duality of the immigrant experience is a battle that every first-generation child has to wage. As I conquered my language barrier, a whole new world full of traditions and customs opened up. Seeking acceptance from my peers, it was hard not to adopt their culture and ignore my own in the process. However, abandonment was not an option in a family with a strong cultural identity.
Fortunately, her mother assures her that she does not have to choose but embrace both cultures. Maisami essay resonates with many immigrants that family that have moved to America but they are the first to be born in America and lack a bond due to cultural
Therefore, in conversations, individual ideas matter along with acknowledging and validating all family members’ feelings. My mother’s inability to have a child had a level of stress in the family unit early in the marriage. Thus, there became a less adaptive, somewhat differentiated marriage for a short period. Subsequently, after agreed upon in the decision to adopt, the more adaptive and well-differentiated marriage level strain was lower.
Culture is one of the main factors that allow people to be different from one another. When immigrants come to America, they realize that it can be hard to adapt to the American culture. Dr. Rose Ihedigbo’s “Sandals in the Snow” and Amparo B Ojeda’s “Growing Up American: Doing the Right Thing” are both stories that tell how their adjustment from their homeland to America was different. In reading both stories, I noticed they were similar, but have a few contrasts I 'd like to address.
This shows that immigrants are struggling to cull cultures and new environment. Richard Rodriguez, also states “ I was talking to the Laotian kids about why they don’t like the Mexican kids ( Rodriguez ). This also relates because Ms. Tran also said, because of her race, she did not get along well with others. This shows that assimilation is also one of the most significant problems that immigrants face. Others may say that discrimination is the most significant problem.
One model that is used in this article was the family stress which states that economic hardship has a high level of stress (Conger & Donnellan, 2007). In that model, family stress had less nurturing and parental involvement. There were other factors such as depression marital conflict, anxiety, anger and alienation. Variables, potential mediators and control variables. 1.