This study examines identity and immigrant experience as understood by ethnically indigenous Guatemala Maya individuals. Present research on the topic is reviewed in the first chapter and provides a base understanding for the specific population of Dover, Ohio studied in this thesis. The study explores identity through categories of community, networks, language, background, and cultural preservation, with an anthropological postmodern approach. Analysis of the topic is done through of the review of in-depth interviews conducted among immigrants in the community. The findings of the research indicate that globalization has contributed to the expansion of the Maya immigrant experience in this specific population while also supporting existing literature.
Sociology and Anthropology
Piller, Julie, "Cultural Preservation and Change in a Globalizing World: A Study of Guatemalan Immigrant Identity and Experience in Dover, Ohio" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1149.
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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