By Mary Cuadrado, Louis Lieberman
Based on findings from a pattern of approximately 1,100 Puerto Ricans residing within the long island region, this ebook posits that adhering to conventional cultural values (for instance, the family members) has the socially fascinating end result of discouraging such deviant behaviors as substance abuse. The authors finish that selling particular values won't hinder convinced person and social ills; relatively, selling a `sense of culture' itself is needed.
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Extra resources for Traditional Family Values and Substance Abuse: The Hispanic Contribution to an Alternative Prevention and Treatment Approach
In addition, by providing measures of levels of acculturation, these data provide the opportunity to examine the impact that moving to the United States may have on the cultural norms themselves that may in turn affect drinking and other substance use. DESCRIPI10N OF THE SAMPLE Interviews were conducted with 1084 adults: 638 females and 446 males. 0 for the females. " We present these marital status self-designation findings with a caveat. Data on marital status is tenuous in many studies, since alternative lifestyles have become so common in the United States.
Since Puerto Ricans can so easily travel between "the Island" and the United States, and they are likely to have family and friends in Puerto Rico, they are repeatedly confronted with the reality of living in both cultures, thus reducing their commitment to the new culture in which they live when they return to the mainland. Furthermore, the 41 COMING TO DiE MAINLAND existence of a viable Puerto Rican community in mainland United States, as well as the presence of other Hispanic communities, also enables them to maintain the folkways of lithe Island" culture and to only minimally embrace the new.
Jltinos in the United States. This is particularly true for the Dominican, Mexican, and Cuban communities that have produced singers, musicians, actors, baseball stars, and others who identify themselves and are identified in the media with their ethnic origins. The images of Sosa, Selena, Estefan, Moreno, Martin, Smits, Santana, and many others are identified positively with their ethnic origins. This is a departure from an earlier generation of HispaniCS as well as other ethnic groups in the past who tried to minimize their "differences" from the Anglo culture at a time when their ethnic origins were more likely to become associated in the media with negative stereotypes and images: wetback, peddler, gangster, slaughterhouse worker, among others, buttressed by such derogatory terms as lazy, violent, loud, pushy, dirty, and so on.
Traditional Family Values and Substance Abuse: The Hispanic Contribution to an Alternative Prevention and Treatment Approach by Mary Cuadrado, Louis Lieberman