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Titre du document / Document title

Should acculturation be a variable in health research? A critical review of research on US Hispanics

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

HUNT Linda M. (1 2) ; SCHNEIDER Suzanne (1) ; COMER Brendon (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

Acculturation has become a popular variable in research on health disparities among certain ethnic minorities, in the absence of serious reflection about its central concepts and assumptions. Key constructs such as what constitutes a culture, which traits pertain to the ethnic versus mainstream culture, and what cultural adaptation entails have not been carefully defined. Using examples from a systematic review of recent articles, this paper critically reviews the development and application of the concept of acculturation in US health research on Hispanics. Multiple misconceptions and errors in the central assumptions underlying the concept of acculturation are examined, and it is concluded that acculturation as a variable in health research may be based more on ethnic stereotyping than on objective representations of cultural difference.

Revue / Journal Title

Social science & medicine    ISSN  0277-9536   CODEN SSMDEP 

Source / Source

2004, vol. 59, no5, pp. 973-986 [14 page(s) (article)] (3 p.3/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1982) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

America

;

North America

;

Social aspect

;

Cultural aspect

;

Health

;

Risk factor

;

Inequality

;

Ethnic group

;

United States

;

Method

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Latinamerican

;

Review

;

Bibliographic review

;

Scientific research

;

Public health

;

Acculturation

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Amérique

;

Amérique du Nord

;

Aspect social

;

Aspect culturel

;

Santé

;

Facteur risque

;

Inégalité

;

Ethnie

;

Etats Unis

;

Méthode

;

Latinoaméricain

;

Article synthèse

;

Revue bibliographique

;

Recherche scientifique

;

Santé publique

;

Acculturation

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

America

;

America del norte

;

Aspecto social

;

Aspecto cultural

;

Salud

;

Factor riesgo

;

Desigualdad

;

Etnia

;

Estados Unidos

;

Método

;

Latinoamericano

;

Artículo síntesis

;

Revista bibliográfica

;

Investigación científica

;

Salud pública

;

Aculturación

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Acculturation

;

Research methods

;

Hispanic Americans

;

Ethnic groups

;

Health inequalities

;

Mexican-Americans

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 13689, 35400012002805.0070

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 15896090



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