Growing Up Painful: Problems of Multi-cultural Socialization
Many of the respondents described problems which they had encountered as a result of their multi-cultural family backgrounds. One even described the experience as “painful.” Since this issue of childhood problems related to multi-culturalism appeared so frequently in the respondents’ descriptions of their childhoods, a discussion of these problems appears to be a reasonable place to begin our analysis. In later chapters, we will discuss several of these problems in greater depth, and analyze how the parents and their offspring handled them, or, in some instances, failed to do so. We will also suggest ways in which the experiences could have been less painful.
KeywordsEthnic Identity Foreign Language Immigrant Family Gender Discrimination Cultural Pattern
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