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By Matthew A. Jendian

Jendian offers a photo of the oldest Armenian group within the western usa. He explores assimilation and ethnicity throughout 4 generations and examines ethnic id and intermarriage. He examines cultural, structural, marital, and identificational assimilation for styles of swap (assimilation) and patience (ethnicity). Assimilation and ethnicity co-exist as , slightly self sustaining, procedures. Assimilation isn't a unilinear or zero-sum phenomenon, yet really multidimensional and multidirectional. destiny examine needs to comprehend the kinds ethnicity takes for various generations of alternative teams whereas studying styles of switch and endurance for the fourth iteration and past.

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Becoming American, Remaining Ethnic 30 TABLE 3 Varieties of Ethnic Identity I. Are they perceived by others as ethnically distinct? YES NO II. Do individuals perceive themselves as ethnically distinct? YES III. Do they participate in shared activities? YES 1. Full NO 5. Symbolic Source: Yinger (1994:4). NO 2. Unrecognized 6. Stereotyped II. Do individuals perceive themselves as ethnically distinct? YES 3. Private 7. Imagined NO 4. Hidden 8. Nonethnic Yinger further suggests that subtle distinctions among types and forms of ethnicity could be delineated if these three criteria were measured as continuous variables.

Nonethnic Yinger further suggests that subtle distinctions among types and forms of ethnicity could be delineated if these three criteria were measured as continuous variables. He clarifies the term “assimilation” along three principles in order to develop it as a more useful analytic tool: 1. “[Assimilation] is a descriptive, not an evaluative concept. Another way to say this is that the study of assimilation is simultaneously the study of dissimilation. To study the conditions under which cultural lines of division within a society are weakened is at the same time to study the conditions under which they are reinforced” (Yinger 1994:40).

Keefe (1992) advocates that future research investigate the role of family member interaction and child-rearing strategies in sustaining social group cohesion through the processes of ethnic identity and affiliation. ” Unfortunately, much of the social science research on ethnic identity has treated it as “a static concept with little concern for the processes underlying the development and change” (Phinney and Rotheram 1987:166). Views of the Basic Nature of Ethnicity Three predominant views of the basic nature of ethnicity include: primordial, political-economic, and rational-choice.

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