Summary and Info
Acculturation is a comprehensive review and the most up-to-date analysis of theoretical and applied developments available in the measurement and use of acculturation. Readers will find a wonderfully diverse and interdisciplinary approach to the topic that includes theory and data relevant to the four major ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics/Latinos. Specifically, this volume looks at recent developments in the theoretical analysis of acculturation as a culture-learning process--its relationship with other constructs (such as ethnic identification) and with cultural values and mores. Also, recent developments in measuring acculturation and its application to understanding changes in family relations, health status, addictions, and mental health are included, making this a one-of-a-kind volume an essential reference to those working with ethnic minority groups and to those researchers working in the field.