Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Personal narrative: The struggles of a Latina immigrant adapting to life in the U.S. while discovering her ethnic identity
by Delgado, Olga Lucia, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 79; 1486407
Abstract (Summary)

This paper explores the writer's experiences as an immigrant in the form of a personal narrative. The topics explored are the writer's and her family's adaptation to life in the United States, as well as her journey to find her ethnic identity, and how her life experiences have influenced many of her decisions and values. A review of the literature regarding topics and issues faced by Latino immigrants is included along with literature on the importance of narratives. The writer concludes with a discussion about the lessons learned through the narrative process in addition to social work implications regarding immigration.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gurrola, Maria
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Womens studies, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1486407
ISBN: 978-1-124-24329-0
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