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Ethnic and Racial Self-Definitions of Second-Generation Canadians: An Analysis of Discourse

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dc.contributor.advisor Safdar, Saba Litchmore, Rashelle 2012-10-24T15:40:41Z 2012-10-24T15:40:41Z 2012-10 2012-10-16 2012-10-24
dc.description.abstract The present study was designed to investigate the social construction of racial and ethnic identities and categories among second-generation Canadian youth who identify as, or can be physically identified as Black. A culturally diverse sample of 34 participants aged 13 – 19 years was recruited from communities in the General Toronto Area to participate in six discussion groups. Discourse analysis was utilized to demonstrate the fluidity and negotiability of racial and ethnic identity, and the role of the immediate and wider social contexts in the constructions of these identities and the content of their associated social categories. Results are discussed with regards to the implications of the reliance on mainstream social-cognitive approaches that do not adequately address the social construction of these phenomena. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.subject Black Canadians en_US
dc.subject Social Construction en_US
dc.subject Ethnic Identity en_US
dc.subject Racial Identity en_US
dc.subject Acculturation en_US
dc.subject Second-Generation en_US
dc.subject Caribbean en_US
dc.subject East African en_US
dc.subject West African en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.title Ethnic and Racial Self-Definitions of Second-Generation Canadians: An Analysis of Discourse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Psychology en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Psychology en_US

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