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Author Upegui-Hernández, Débora, 1975- author

Title Growing up transnational : Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants in New York City / Débora Upegui-Hernández
Published El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 270 pages) : illustrations
Series The New Americans Recent Immigration and American Society
New Americans (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Introduction and literature review -- Methods and analysis -- Negotiating self and identity as a child of immigrants -- Maintaining transnational relationships -- Encountering social structures -- Conclusions and discussion
Summary Upegui-Hernández explores how Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants living in New York City negotiate multiple identities, family relationships, and life opportunities within transnational contexts and social fields. Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants had parallel psychological experiences of living among multiple cultures, maintaining transnational ties with family in their parents' home countries, and shared similar identity negotiation strategies that challenge reified notions of ethnic/racial/national identity and identity labels. Transnational ties and involvement among respondants were anchored in family relationships. However, their experiences with social structures were marked by differences in skin color, class, and particular immigration histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children of immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York.
Colombian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
Cultural fusion -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dominican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1593327641 (electronic bk.)
9781593327644 (electronic bk.)