Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The process of acculturation: A personal narrative of the life of a privileged African immigrant daughter of a traditional-polygamist Christian in the United States
by Boy, Francisca Catherine, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 104; 1492998
Abstract (Summary)

Over 1.4 million immigrants, including this writer, have come from Africa to the United States. The purpose of this narrative was to share the writer's experiences on a life journey from childhood to adulthood and to describe how the journey from a Kenyan African traditional-polygamist Christian culture to the American lifestyle was shaped by family, culture, traditions, religious beliefs, and practices in Uganda and Kenya (ancestral lands) and the United States (land of settlement). The story told through this narrative demonstrates that it is possible to emerge from a difficult socioeconomic background and succeed in life through acculturation, supported by social groups such as churches. Writing this narrative was gratifying, self-fulfilling, and satisfying to the writer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian T.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Black studies, Social work, Individual & family studies, Spirituality
Publication Number: 1492998
ISBN: 978-1-124-60707-8
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