Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Wealth and acculturation: A qualitative study of the influence of wealth during Chinese International students' acculturation
by Fu, Linshan, M.A., University of Denver, 2014, 131; 1554028
Abstract (Summary)

With the increasing number of Chinese international students coming to the United States every year, a more in-depth understanding of these international students' acculturation is necessary and urgent. Given the fact that past researches mostly describe Chinese immigrants, migrates or international students as oppressed cultural adaptors, who cannot avoid being marginalized; who suffer from various adjusting problems; and who have to make use of acculturative strategies to adapt to the new country, this thesis takes the factor of wealth and its relation with class, status and power into account during Chinese international students' acculturation under the globalized context. Instead of sticking to the stereotypical view of regarding Chinese International students as simply marginalized group, this thesis explores the possibility of these students as power negotiators in their everydayness of life by using the methodological tool of interview.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Calafell, Bernadette Marie
Commitee: Leon, Luis, Wood, Roy
School: University of Denver
Department: International and Intercultural Communication
School Location: United States -- Colorado
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Multicultural Education, Communication
Keywords: Acculturation, Chinese international students, Wealth
Publication Number: 1554028
ISBN: 9781303830389
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