Sources of Multi-culturalism in Families

  • Mary Sengstock
Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Encouraging people from different cultural backgrounds to get along peacefully with each other has long been a concern in American society. With a wide diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and other cultural dimensions present in its population, the USA has lacked the advantage of a broad common culture. Unifying such a society and preventing the development of widespread conflicts over cultural values have been American problems for the better part of its history, particularly spawned by the immigration of so wide a variety of cultural backgrounds in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (Gordon, 1964; 1978; Greeley, 1971; 1974).


Racial Difference Cultural Background Interracial Marriage Mixed Background Observable Character 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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