Advertisement

Families of Mexican Descent: A Contextual Approach

  • Betty M. Karrer

Abstract

Urban medical centers are increasingly facing a client population that presents many of the problems directly stemming from the complexities of industrialized, modern society. Recent increases in ethnic immigration and rural migration to the cities have increased the proportion of clients seeking services who are multiracial, multiethnic, poor, and largely unemployed.

Keywords

Family Practitioner Cultural Transition Acculturation Process Dominant Society Mexican Descent 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Hess RD: Social class and ethnic influences on socialization. In: Mussen PH (ed), Carmichael’s Manual of Child Psychology, 3rd edit. John Wiley, New York, 1970, 2, 457–557.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Tulkin SR: Dimensions of multicultural research in infancy and early childhood. In: Leiderman PH, Tulkin SR, Rosenfeld A (eds), Culture and Infancy: Variations in the Human Experience. Academic Press, New York, 1977.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bateson G: Naven: A Survey of the Problems Suggested by a Composite Picture of the Culture of a New Guinea Tribe Drawn From Three Points of View, 2nd edit. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1936, with “Epilogue 1958.” Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1965.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mead M: Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. Mentor, New York, 1950.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Dawson JLM: Psychological research in Hong Kong. Int J Psychol 5: 63–70, 1970.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Holtzman WH, Diaz Guerrero R, Swartz JD: Personality Development in Two Cultures. University of Texas Press, Austin, London, 1975.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Weitz JM: Cultural Change and Field Dependence in Two Native Canadian Linguistic Families. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Ottawa, 1971.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Kagan S, Knight GP: Cooperation, competition and selfesteem: a case of cultural relativism. J Cross-Cult Psychol 10: 457–467, 1979.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Laosa LM: Maternal teaching strategies in Chicano families of varied educational and socioeconomic levels. Child Dev J 49: 1129–1135, 1978.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Miller MV: Variations in Mexican American family life: a review synthesis of empirical research. Aztlan J 9: 109–231, 1978.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Minuchin S, Montalvo B, Guerney BG, Rosman B, Schumer E: Families of the Slums. Basic Books, New York, 1967.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Steward M, Steward D: The observation of Anglo-Mexican- and Chinese-American mothers teaching their young sons. Child Dev J 44: 339–437, 1973.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Bernal G, Alvarez AI: Culture and class in the study of families. In: Falicov CJ (ed), Cultural Perspectives in Family Therapy. Aspen Systems Corporation, Maryland, 1983, pp 33–50.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Falicov CJ, Karrer BM: Cultural variations in family lifecycle: the Mexican American family. In: Carter EA, McGoldrick M (eds), The Family Life Cycle: A Framework for Family Therapy. Gardner Press, New York, 1980, pp 383–425.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Karrer BM, Falicov CJ: Acculturation of Families of Mexican Descent: Therapeutic Implications. Unpublished Manuscript, 1976.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Keefe SE: Acculturation and the extended family among urban Mexican Americans. In: Padilla AM (ed), Acculturation: Theory, Models and Some New Findings. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1980, pp 85–106.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Berry JW: Acculturation as varieties of adaption. In: Padilla AM (ed), Acculturation: Theory, Models and Some New Findings. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1980, pp 9–23.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Olmedo EL, Padilla AM: Empirical and construct validation of a measure of acculturation for Mexican Americans. J Soc Psychol 105: 179–187, 1978.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Padilla AM (ed): Acculturation: Theory, Models and Some New Findings. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1980.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Sluzki CW: Acculturation conflict in the Latino family. Fam Proc 18: 379–390, 1979.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty M. Karrer

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations