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Ethnic Options: Choosing Identities in America
In this perceptive and revealing study, Mary Waters explores the "reinvention" of ethnicity in the lives of the grandchildren and great grandchildren of European immigrants, asking how their ethnic heritage is lived, maintained, and celebrated. Through in-depth interviews with sixty third and fourth generation white ethnics in suburban California and Pennsylvania, the auth ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 9th 1990 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 1990)
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I am not the type of person to just up and read a book like this for no reason unless its got a very interesting topic that I am passionate about. Though the statistics thrown in throughout the book can cause some of the reading to be a bit dry and sometimes it feels like the author does repeat herself, some of her findings and the context of the interviews she conducts really does say alot about who we are and where we come from. America really is a melting pot more than most people may think a ...more