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Daughters, Familism, and Adulthood

Luis H. Zayas

in Latinas Attempting Suicide

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734726
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894826 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734726.003.0004
Daughters, Familism, and Adulthood

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This chapter is about young Latinas and their families in ordinary circumstances. It is not an exhaustive description description of growing up Latina in the U.S. Instead, the chapter covers a small part of their lives, those aspects of growing up within the family and in a broader, rapidly changing world. It is the family context that sets the basis for looking at the Hispanic daughter in the U.S., girls with a foot in each of two cultures.

Keywords: daughters; cultural values; adolescent Latinas; mothers; normal development

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