Intercultural immigrant youth identities in contexts of family, friends, and school

  title={Intercultural immigrant youth identities in contexts of family, friends, and school},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Bauer and Colleen Loomis and Abdeljalil Akkari},
  journal={Journal of Youth Studies},
  pages={54 - 69}
Much of the research on cultural identity development does not capture experiences of individuals with parents from two or more cultural backgrounds or those living in multicultural contexts. Our study explores how immigrant youth in a multicultural city view and use identities to negotiate at school, with peers, and with family. Participants (N = 20) were adolescents (12–18 years) living in Geneva, Switzerland. Findings show that youths' peer networks are multicultural and school and home are… 
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