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dc.contributor.authorVogel, Peggy MacLeoden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:10:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:10:04Z
dc.date.issued2000-02-25en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-03132000-13320015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37496
dc.description.abstractA qualitative study, using an oral history method was completed. Seven participants (2 men, 5 women) of Gullah descent from the St. Helenaâ s Island and Charleston, South Carolina area were extensively interviewed. Symbolic interactionism provided the theoretical framework for the study. Findings included the recognition of the Gullah as a unique cultural group and the possible effects of slavery on identity formation for individuals as well as the Gullah community. Striking differences in physical space utilization between Gullah and non-Gullah residents were suggested. The presence of conflict between African and European beliefs and practices were seen in areas such as religious traditions, child rearing, and language. The pervasive effect of racism on identity and its relationship to biculturalism was discussed. Biculturalism appeared to be strongly related to survival as well as being an integral part of the participantsâ identities.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartdissert2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectBiculturalen_US
dc.subjectSymbolic Interactionen_US
dc.subjectFamilyen_US
dc.subjectPsychologicalen_US
dc.subjectGullahen_US
dc.titleBiculturalism and Identity in Contemporary Gullah Familiesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSawyers, Janet K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Dallas M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSporakowski, Michael J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Scott W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAllen, Katherine R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03132000-13320015/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-03-13en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-03-21
dc.date.adate2000-03-21en_US


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