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Identifications and cultural practices amongst British Bangladeshi and mixed-heritage adolescents

Barrett, Martyn, Garbin, David, Cinnirella, Marco and Eade, John (2007) Identifications and cultural practices amongst British Bangladeshi and mixed-heritage adolescents

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Abstract

I had originally intended for this paper to be a report of some of the findings which we obtained in a recent acculturation study. In this study, we looked specifically at how 11-17-year-old British Bangladeshi and British mixed-heritage adolescents in London negotiate the demands of living with multiple cultures. We found that these adolescents were very skillful at managing their multiple identities across different situations and contexts. These adolescents were also very skillful at tailoring their cultural practices and behaviours according to situation and context. We found no evidence of a sense of marginality, or of being “caught between two cultures”, in either group. However, most importantly of all, we found that our findings were not compatible with the fourfold model of acculturation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 13th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Jena, Germany, August 21st-25th, 2007 Click here for a list of Martyn Barrett's publications.
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1633

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