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Acculturation of host individuals: Immigrants and personal networks

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Autor: Domínguez, Silvia
Maya Jariego, Isidro
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Social
Fecha: 2008
Publicado en: Americal Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (3-4), 309-327.
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: There has been a vast amount of research on the changes experienced by immigrants, but little is known about the changes experienced by host individuals. This article focuses on the role of host individuals in the networks of relations between immigrant populations and the communities from the dominant culture, as well as the changes experienced by host individuals because of their continuous contact with immigrants. This research applied a network approach to the study of the acculturation of host individuals. Two independent studies were carried out: a systematic analysis of the personal networks of Argentinean (n = 67), Ecuadorian (n = 59), Italian (n = 37) and German (n = 37) residents in Seville and Cadiz (Spain) (Study 1); and an ethnographic study with human service workers for Latin American immigrants in Boston (USA) (Study 2). With two different strategies, the role of host individuals in personal networks of foreigners in the United States and Spain was ana...
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Cita: Domínguez, S. y Maya Jariego, I. (2008). Acculturation of host individuals: Immigrants and personal networks. Americal Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (3-4), 309-327.
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Formato: PDF

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/63587

DOI: 10.1007/s10464-008-9209-5

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