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Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011, ISSN 1948-5751
 
 

Gender Differences in Parental Influence on the Next Generation’s Political Orientations.    Crystal D. Oberle and Celisse A. Morgan Valdovinos


 

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This research investigated influences of fathers and mothers on men’s and women’s political orientations. Participants, 110 male and 210 female undergraduates, answered questions regarding the party identification (republican vs. democrat) and stance on political issues (conservative vs. liberal) taken by themselves and their parents. Male participants’ party identification and issues stance were significantly correlated with that of their fathers and mothers, whereas female participants’ party identification and issues stance were significantly correlated with that of their mothers but not their fathers. Whereas mothers heavily influence the affiliations and attitudes of both their daughters and sons, fathers influence only their sons. Full Article

 


 

Black house parties: Maintaining and reinforcing minority group identity in Canada.        Efa E. Etoroma



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Primarily utilizing participant observation, this paper discusses house parties that are organized around World Cup soccer games to show how these events help Black immigrants learn to become and/or remain Black in Canada.  One major appeal of Black house parties is that they assist Blacks in validating the significance of the music, foods, and lifestyles of the Tropics, the geographical area from which most Canadian Blacks originate. Black house parties also serve as opportunities for Blacks to be openly Black-conscious ("Afro-centric") without the risk of being perceived by other Canadians as resistant to the assimilative force of the larger society.  Full Article