Note: Sample below may appear distorted but all corresponding word document files contain proper formattingExcerpt from Essay:
(Sources: Hayes-Bautista, 1988; Perez y Gonzalez, 2000).
Conclusions - General characteristics of immigrant families - Most Latino immigrants fall into two solid groups when coming to America -- rural and seasonal farm workers; many following the crops from Texas through California and back, and many into the cities where better paying, and more stable, jobs are available. Luis and Maria moved to a larger city because they were told that it would be "easier on them." Cities exist for many reasons and the diversity of urban form and function can be traced to the complex roles that cities perform. Cities serve as centers of storage, commerce, and industry. The agricultural surplus from the surrounding country hinterland is processed and distributed within the city. Urban areas have also developed around marketplaces, where imported goods from distant places could be exchanged for the local products. Throughout history, cities have been founded at the intersections of transportation routes, or at points where market goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another such as river or ocean ports as well as railways. Cities are also sites of enormous religious and cultural significance not to mention being the center of administrative action (Perez y Gonzalez, 2002).
For Latino immigrants, cities are assumed to be a utopia of the possible; one in which there is economic wealth, job security, political refuge, and religious sanctity. However, with the rise of the industrial city and the onset of mass media, the city can has its dystopian features as well. Urban areas are plagued by enormous and widespread poverty intermingled with prodigious wealth. The plight of the poor within the city has not been a facet of traditional anthropological inquiry until the prevalence of urban anthropology and studies that evolved in the late twentieth century (Gabaccia, 2003).
For many Hispanic families, violence is a pervasive presence in the lives of young people in urban communities in the United States. Despite recent declines in murder rates, homicide is a leading cause of death and injury among young people, especially those in urban areas. A recent study showed that in New York City, "one in four adolescent girls in the United States has been sexually or physically abused or forced to have sex against her will. National surveys show that almost one-fifth (18%) of high school students have carried a weapon to school at least one day in the last month and that 37% had engaged in a physical fight in the last year" (Begolla, 2009). This violence is particularly prevalent in areas of urban poverty and discontent. Other characteristics of such activity are the flagrant and widespread use of heavily addictive and illegal substances such as crack or heroin. Studies show the rise in physical exposure to violence among children and adolescents, particularly within urban neighborhoods (Fox, 1997).
Learning about individual differences particularly those surrounding ethic issues is essential for the modern social worker. Especially focusing on at-risk populations, recent immigrants, and/or marginalized populations, the modern nurse can make a unique contribution to the field of medicine; not as doctor's assistants, but as the insight and focus they provide on the human condition. Social work is moving from a semi-profession to a true model of client advocacy, healthcare, decision making, and the treatment of a patient as a holistic model. Today, patients actively seek out social workers, not merely as aides, but because of the insights, caring, and specializations offered by the profession (Delgado, 2007).
REFERENCES & WORKS CITED
Aquirre-Molina, M., et.al. (2001). Health Issues in the Latino Community.
Begolla, L.G. (2009). Introduction to Latino Politics in the U.S. Polity Press.
Brandel, J.R., ed. (2010). Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Bureau, U.S. Census. "Hispanic Latino Population Survey." 2008.
Population Profiles. Cited in:
Center, Pew Research. "Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2007." 2008. Pew Hispanic Center. Cited in:
Delgao, M. (2007). Social Work With Latinos: A Cultural Asset Program. New York:
Fox, G. (1997). Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity. University of Arizona Press.
Friedman, M.M. (2002). Family Nursing: Research, Theory and Practice. Prentice Hall.
____, ed. (2005). Women and Citizenship. Oxford University Press.
Gabaccia, D.R. And C. Leach. (2003). Immigrant Life in the U.S.: Multi-
Disciplinary Approaches. Routledge.
Galanti, G. (2008). Caring for Patients From Different Cultures. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Garcia, J. And P. De Greiff, eds. (2000). Hispanics/Latinos in the United
States: Ethnicity, Race, and Rights. Routledge.
Gonzalez, M., et.al. (2005). Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants.
Gracia, J.E. (1999). Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective.
Hayes-Bautista, D., et.al. (1988). The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society. Standford University Press.
Kerson, T., McCoyd, J. (2010). Social Work in Health Settings. New York:
Mason, D., et.al. (2007). Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care.
Perez y Gonzalez, M.E. (2000). Puerto Ricans in the United States.
Puerto Rican Based
Work for Luis & Maria
The Hernan Family
Friends & Cultural Ties
Religious & Social Ties
School and Friends
P.R. Immigrant Community
"United States Is Characterized As" (2011, May 06) Retrieved October 22, 2016, from http://www.paperdue.com/essay/united-states-is-characterized-as-14223
"United States Is Characterized As" 06 May 2011. Web.22 October. 2016. <http://www.paperdue.com/essay/united-states-is-characterized-as-14223>
"United States Is Characterized As", 06 May 2011, Accessed.22 October. 2016, http://www.paperdue.com/essay/united-states-is-characterized-as-14223
United States represents the best society that the world has ever seen. It is a land of opportunity that offers its citizens levels of freedom unknown to prior generations and material comforts that the rest of the world envies. These freedoms and comforts, however, come at a steep price and one of these prices is that the United States is characterized as having one of the world's largest prison
The Myth of Homeland Security. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Thornton, Rod. Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge [u.a.]: Polity, 2007 Ranum, Marcus. The Myth of Homeland Security. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. Thornton, Rod. Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge [u.a.]: Polity, 2007 Thornton, Rod. Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge [u.a.]: Polity, 2007 Thornton, Rod. Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and
United States Health Care System The objective of this work in writing is to answer as to what is working with the U.S. health care system and what is not working with the U.S. health care system. This work will address the needed reforms and the current role of government in health care. Finally, this work will answer as to what the role of government should be in health care. This is
" (Gilmore, 2008) in fact, it was communists "who promoted and practiced racial equality and considered the South crucial to their success in elevating labor and overthrowing the capitalist system. They were joined in the late 1930s by a radical left to form a southern Popular Front that sought to overturn Jim Crow, elevate the working class, and promote civil rights and civil liberties." (Gilmore, 2008) This is unknown even
United States Deaf Olympics Deaf Olympics While sport is vital in anyone's life, it may be even of great significance to the individual with a disability. This is due to sport's rehabilitative power to affect persons especially power based on prestige and because sport may be a means of including an individual into society. The American Athletic Association of the Deaf recognized this and began a new approach to rehabilitating people with
With a lower interest rate, that incentive no longer exists and this is usually an instrument by which private entities can be driven out of saving and into investing into new business on the market. Obviously, such an action usually creates the appropriate momentum for economic development, creating jobs, increasing governmental revenues through revenues from taxation and helping the country out of the economic recession. In terms of fiscal policies, the
US Economy Hypothetical Economic Scenarios: response to five proposed fluctuations in the U.S. Economy, As viewed through a Keynesian Lens Overview of Keynesian Theory and the Current U.S. Economic Situation: Even Keynes' critics call him the greatest and most influential economist of the 20th century. For this reason, he is known as 'the father of modern economics.'" ("Keynesian Economics, an Overview," The Great Depression Homepage, 2003) Keynes has been credited for the generally high employment