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Transnational Cultures: A Complex and Dynamic Phenomenon in the United States

Jese Leos
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Transnational cultures are a growing phenomenon in the United States, as people from all over the world migrate to this country in search of a better life. These cultures are often a blend of the traditions and values of the migrants' home countries and the United States. This article provides an in-depth look at transnational cultures in the United States, including their history, characteristics, and impact on American society.

History of Transnational Cultures in the United States

The history of transnational cultures in the United States dates back to the colonial era. The first wave of immigrants to the United States came from Europe, and they brought with them their own languages, religions, and customs. Over time, these immigrants began to adapt to their new surroundings, and their cultures began to blend with the dominant American culture. However, many of these immigrants also maintained strong ties to their home countries, and they continued to send money and goods back home. As a result, transnational cultures began to emerge in the United States.

Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
by Mar铆a Acosta Cruz

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Language : English
File size : 1165 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 222 pages
X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled

The twentieth century saw a second wave of immigration to the United States from Asia and Latin America. These immigrants also brought their own unique cultures to the United States, and they too began to blend their cultures with the dominant American culture. However, many of these immigrants also maintained strong ties to their home countries, and transnational cultures continued to develop in the United States.

Characteristics of Transnational Cultures

Transnational cultures are characterized by their hybridity and their fluidity. Transnational cultures are often a blend of the traditions and values of the migrants' home countries and the United States. For example, a Mexican immigrant to the United States might celebrate both American holidays and Mexican holidays, and they might speak both English and Spanish. Transnational cultures are also fluid, as they are constantly changing and adapting to the changing circumstances of their members. For example, a transnational culture might change as its members move to different parts of the United States or as they interact with other cultures.

Impact of Transnational Cultures on American Society

Transnational cultures have a significant impact on American society. They help to make the United States a more diverse and vibrant country. Transnational cultures also help to promote understanding between different cultures, and they can help to break down stereotypes. In addition, transnational cultures can contribute to the economic development of the United States, as they often lead to the creation of new businesses and jobs.

Challenges Facing Transnational Cultures

Transnational cultures also face a number of challenges. One challenge is discrimination. Transnational cultures are often seen as being different and inferior to the dominant American culture. This can lead to discrimination against members of transnational cultures, who may be denied jobs, housing, or other opportunities. Another challenge is assimilation. Transnational cultures are often under pressure to assimilate to the dominant American culture. This can lead to the loss of cultural identity and traditions. Finally, transnational cultures are often faced with economic challenges. Members of transnational cultures may be more likely to be unemployed or underemployed than native-born Americans. They may also be more likely to live in poverty.

Transnational cultures are a complex and dynamic phenomenon that is having a significant impact on American society. They are a source of diversity, vibrancy, and economic growth. However, transnational cultures also face a number of challenges, including discrimination, assimilation, and economic hardship. Despite these challenges, transnational cultures are continue to thrive in the United States, and they are likely to play an increasingly important role in American society in the years to come.

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References

  1. Levitt, P., & Glick Schiller, N. (2004). Local-global connections: Transnationalism and space. Social forces, 82(2),519-536.
  2. Portes, A., & Rumbaut, R. G. (2001). Legacies: The story of the immigrant second generation. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  3. Spearing, A. (2005). Transnationalism and the politics of belonging: South Asians in Britain. Ethnic and racial studies, 28(4),619-645.

Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
by Mar铆a Acosta Cruz

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Language : English
File size : 1165 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 222 pages
X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled
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Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Dream Nation: Puerto Rican Culture and the Fictions of Independence (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
by Mar铆a Acosta Cruz

4.3 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 1165 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 222 pages
X-Ray for textbooks : Enabled
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