Diverse Contexts of Reception and Feelings of Belonging

Alex Stepick, Carol Dutton Stepick


The theoretical focus of this paper is the context of reception experienced by migrants in their new homeland. In particular we examine relations between established residents and newcomers or immigrants from Cuba, Haiti, and other Caribbean and Latin American nations in South Florida. Based upon long term fieldwork among late adolescents and young adults, we develop a framework and give ethnographic examples of established resident-newcomer relations that influence the contexts of reception for immigrants in South Florida. These contexts range from positive to negative, vary between national and local settings, and change over time.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0903156


context of reception; immigration; Miami; South Florida; young adults; regional variation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-10.3.1366

Copyright (c) 2009 Alex Stepick, Carol Dutton Stepick

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