Ethnic Identity

Formation and Transmission among Hispanics and Other Minorities

Edited by Martha E. Bernal & George P. Knight

Subjects: Hispanic Studies
Series: SUNY series, United States Hispanic Studies
Paperback : 9780791413029, 331 pages, February 1993
Hardcover : 9780791413012, 331 pages, March 1993

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Table of contents


1 Introduction
Martha E. Bernal and George P. Knight

Part I Formation of Ethnic Identity

2 Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: The Sequencing of Social Constancies
Katheryn A. Ocampo, Martha E. Bernal, and George P. Knight

3 Development of Mexican American Identity
Martha E. Bernal, George P. Knight,Katheryn A. Ocampo, Camille A. Garza, and Marya K. Cota

4 The Early Development of Ethnic Identity and Attitudes
Frances E. Aboud and Anna-Beth Doyle

5 A Three-Stage Model of Ethnic Identity Development in Adolescence
Jean S. Phinney

6 Biculturalism Among Adolescents
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

Part II Transmission of Ethnic Identity

7 Family Socialization and Mexican American Identity and Behavior
George P. Knight, Martha E. Bernal, Marya K. Cota, Camille A. Garza, and Katheryn A. Ocampo

8 The Impact of Mexican Descendants' Social Identity on the Ethnic Socialization of Children
Aida Hurtado, Jaclyn Rodriguez, Patricia Gurin, and ]anette L. Beals

9 Family Influences on Demographic Trends in Hispanic Ethnic Identification and Labeling
Leobardo F. Estrada

10 Influence of Acculturation on Familialism and Self-Identification among Hispanics
Gerardo Marin

11 Mexican American Ethnic Labeling: An Intrafamilial and Intergenerational Analysis
Raymond Buriel and Desdemona Cardoza

Part III Integrative Approaches to the Formation and Transmission of Ethnic Identity

12 A Social Cognitive Model of the Development of Ethnic Identity and Ethnically-Based Behaviors
George P. Knight, Martha E. Bernal, Camille A. Garza, and Marya K. Cora

13 A Psychocultural Approach to Ethnic Interaction in Contemporary Research
George A. De Vos

Part IV Implications of the Study of Ethnic Identity in Multicultural Societies

14 Ethnic Identity in Plural Societies
John W. Berry

List of Contributors



This book provides broad coverage of the various research approaches that have been used to study the development of ethnic identity in children and adolescents and the transmission of ethnic identity across generations. The authors address topics of acculturation and the development and socialization of ethnic minorities—particularly Mexican-Americans. They stress the roles of social and behavioral scientists in government multicultural policies, and the nature of possible ethnic group responses to such policies for cultural maintenance and adaptation.

At Arizona State University in Tempe, Martha E. Bernal is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research Professor in the Hispanic Research Center. George P. Knight is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.