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People and Cultures of Hawai'iThe Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity$
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John F. McDermott and Naleen Naupaka Andrade

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835804

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.001.0001

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The Hispanics

The Hispanics

Chapter:
Chapter 7 The Hispanics
Source:
People and Cultures of Hawai'i
Author(s):

Lisa Sánchez-Johnsen

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the ethnocultural identity of Hispanics/Latinos and the contributions Hispanics have made in Hawaiʻi, the new multicultural identity of Latinos in Hawaiʻi, and future directions regarding their ethnocultural needs. A number of internal characteristics and external behavior patterns are commonly seen in Latinos. The chapter defines these in three areas: individual, family, and sociocultural—before looking at how a new multicultural and multiethnic cultural identity has emerged among Hispanics/Latinos due to the sociocultural interactions that have transpired between them and other ethnic groups since their first arrival in Hawaiʻi. It argues that the Hispanic/Latino ethnocultural identity appears to be in a transitional state, with a Latino cultural renaissance emerging.

Keywords:   Hispanics, Latinos, multicultural identity, sociocultural interactions, Latino cultural renaissance

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