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Building resilience and resistance against racism and discrimination among Salvadorian female youth in Canada

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ABSTRACT

This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative study (32 in-depth interviews) with Salvadorian mothers and their daughters. In particular this paper focuses on the strategies that mothers and daughters utilized to resist prejudice and racism in their settlement country, Canada. Findings contribute to the literature specifically by drawing attention to the importance of ethnic pride in helping mothers and their daughters bridge significant strains that arise in their acculturation process.

Keywords: Salvadorians; acculturation; ethnic pride; racism; resilience; resistance

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2007.00492.x

Publication date: November 1, 2007

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