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CULTURAL CONTEXT OF THE BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA

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Date Issued:
2022
Abstract/Description:
Immigrants from Bangladesh who have lived in South Florida for years are the subject matter of this qualitative study, which examines their experiences in the United States. I aimed to gain a better understanding of the cultural experiences and obstacles faced by Bangladeshi immigrants in south Florida, as well as their adaptation and acculturation to American culture, using data collected from participant observation and interviews with informants. In-depth interviews allow participants to share their thoughts and feelings about their lives. This study has examined the cultural experience of Bangladeshi immigrants through food, language, religion, cultural practices, and gender roles. This study concludes based on data acquired from Bangladeshi immigrants, which demonstrates that with close contact and influence of other cultures, they are absorbing some aspects of the dominant culture, while they are practicing their own native culture. Ultimately, this thesis examines how Bangladeshis maintain and practice their natal culture in south Florida.
Title: CULTURAL CONTEXT OF THE BANGLADESHI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA.
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Name(s): Ahmed, Evana, author
Harris, Michael S. , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Anthropology
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 94 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Immigrants from Bangladesh who have lived in South Florida for years are the subject matter of this qualitative study, which examines their experiences in the United States. I aimed to gain a better understanding of the cultural experiences and obstacles faced by Bangladeshi immigrants in south Florida, as well as their adaptation and acculturation to American culture, using data collected from participant observation and interviews with informants. In-depth interviews allow participants to share their thoughts and feelings about their lives. This study has examined the cultural experience of Bangladeshi immigrants through food, language, religion, cultural practices, and gender roles. This study concludes based on data acquired from Bangladeshi immigrants, which demonstrates that with close contact and influence of other cultures, they are absorbing some aspects of the dominant culture, while they are practicing their own native culture. Ultimately, this thesis examines how Bangladeshis maintain and practice their natal culture in south Florida.
Identifier: FA00013936 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MA)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Immigrants--Bangladesh
Immigrants--Florida
Acculturation
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