Growing Up Transnational: Colombian and Dominican Children of Immigrants in New York City
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-617-3 / Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 / x, 268 pages
Upegui-HernÃ¡ndez explores how Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants living in New York City negotiate multiple identities, family relationships, and life opportunities within transnational contexts and social fields. Colombian and Dominican children of immigrants had parallel psychological experiences of living among multiple cultures, maintaining transnational ties with family in their parentsâ€™ home countries, and shared similar identity negotiation strategies that challenge reified notions of ethnic/racial/national identity and identity labels. Transnational ties and involvement among respondents were anchored in family relationships. However, their experiences with social structures were marked by differences in skin color, class, and particular immigration histories.