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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
LEDA M. COOKS
Elizabeth L. Krause
Communication | Critical and Cultural Studies | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Social and Behavioral Sciences
This dissertation involves myself, my two brothers, and our mother embarking, over several years, on a journey to explore the meanings we and others ascribe to our identities as second and third generation Puerto Ricans. Engaging a methodology I dub dialogic ethnography, the study produces a critical interweaving of family history, identity stories, and dialogue, within the context of U.S. racial/ethnic hierarchies. The purpose is to reflect on the ethical implications of our daily performances of cultural assimilation.
Correa, Ellen, "Bootstrap Boricuas: A Family Performing and Exploring Cultural Assimilation" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations. 629.