The Immigrant Family: Cultural Legacies and Cultural Changes 1

  title={The Immigrant Family: Cultural Legacies and Cultural Changes 1},
  author={Nancy Foner},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={961 - 974}
  • N. Foner
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • International Migration Review
This article examines the way family and kinship patterns change in the process of immigration — and why. Offering an interpretative synthesis, it emphasizes the way first generation immigrants to the United States fuse together the old and new to create a new kind of family life. The family is seen as a place where there is a dynamic interplay between structure, culture, and agency. New immigrant family patterns are shaped by cultural meanings and social practices immigrants bring with them… Expand

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