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Challenging American conceptions of race and ethnicity: second generation West Indian immigrants

Sherri‐Ann P. Butterfield (Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, Newark)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

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Abstract

Engages in debate regarding immigrants and ethnicity in the USA. Research, based on second‐generation West Indian immigrants, shows ethnicity has very real implications for immigrants’ life experience. Suggests that black immigrants complicate the slight understanding of blackness in general, but also the understanding of identity development.

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Butterfield, S.P. (2004), "Challenging American conceptions of race and ethnicity: second generation West Indian immigrants", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 24 No. 7/8, pp. 75-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330410791028

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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