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  • Author(s):
    Greg Podolej
    Abstract:

    Describes the history of Polish settlement in South Bend, the entrance of the Mexican community and the processes of ethnic transition. Focuses on the transition in the St. Adalbert parish and the Central Bakery (la Panadería Central). In English and Spanish.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Erin Jelm
    Abstract:

    Grounded in extensive literature review and primary ethnographic research in the Mexican immigrant community. Explores the role of social networks as essential sources of support and generators of social capital for Latino immigrants as they adjust to life in the United States. Whereas in U.S. “American” culture, kinship is defined as biogenetic, Latino culture is characteristically more flexible with its interpretation. “Family” includes extended relatives and even close …

    Date Published:
    2010-05-01
    Date Created:
    2010-05-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Guillermo J. Grenier
    Abstract:

    Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the ‘wave’ of immigration that brought immigrants to the United States, social scientists and the public tend to take the community’s monolithic political profile for granted and assume that it remains unchanged over time. Yet careful analysis of recent data reveals that while most Cuban Americans in South Florida are anti-Castro, the level of their fervor varies greatly among generational and wave…

    Date Created:
    2004-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Analyzes attitudes of Latino and non-Latino white and black Chicagoans towards immigration, in general, and perceived impacts of immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and various countries in Asia and Europe.

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report