Ethnic Identity and Marital Conflict: Jewish, Italians, and WASPS

By Joel Crohn

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1986

The author explores the identity issues that arise as a consequence of intermarriage. Specifically, he analyzes the acculturation of Jews in America, and how cultural differences impact marital dynamics and cultural identity. He also develops clinical approaches toward intermarriage by conducting interviews with members of a number of different ethnic and religious groups and asking questions regarding typical events that occur in their homes. He goes on to conclude that creating a more harmonious sense of identity between an intermarried couple is dependent on the strength of each spouse's respective cultural ties, and requires patience and tolerance.

Topic: Continuity, Intermarriage, Family, Jewish Continuity, Identity Formation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Crohn, Joel. Ethnic Identity and Marital Conflict: Jewish, Italians, and WASPS. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1986:


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