Cultural Identity and Intergenerational Conflicts
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In the previous chapter I examined some of the sources of and differences between the cultural values of first- and second-generation Indian immigrants. Based on the literature review and on my own observations and experience, I offer here a description of some of the sources of intergenerational conflicts, first from the perspective of first-generation Indian immigrants and then from the perspective of second-generation immigrants. These identified sources of conflict and instruments used to measure intergenerational conflicts among other ethnic communities, such as Korean and Chinese immigrants, shaped the survey instrument used to measure intergenerational conflicts among the Asian-Indian immigrant community in the United States. The result of this survey is reported in Chap. 4 (also see Appendix).