Puerto-Rican Socio-Cultural Influences in the Mother-Son Relationship: A Study of Eight Families Known to Family Service, Catholic Charities of New Yok, in Which the Sons Aged Eight to Fifteen Years Old Were Born in the United-States, 1954-1956
The pressure of culture as represented by environment begins at the very birth. The immigrant family coming to America brings with it its own culture and the cultural pattern of each individual in that family responds in terms of its own character and tradition. To understand this immigrant as a human being and his behavior, it is necessary to be acquainted with the culture in which he was born. The way in which the individual of a family is introduced to his culture, the various steps through which he is led to his adult behavior leads to an understanding of how the culture has organized its learned behavior patterns and passed them from generation to generation. America has had for centuries its own integration of culture. Now, however with the latest migrant, the Puerto Rican, there poses the problem of his relationship and absorption of this culture into his new way of life. The writer, while working with a family agency, met with different problems in which she felt the cultural pattern of the Puerto Rican mother affected her relationship with her son. This has brought about some conflict in his adaptation to American culture. To better understand this social conflict it is important to know something about the mother-son pattern of relationship as it exists in Puerto Rico.
Social structure|American history|Individual & family studies|Social work
Osorio, Carmen, "Puerto-Rican Socio-Cultural Influences in the Mother-Son Relationship: A Study of Eight Families Known to Family Service, Catholic Charities of New Yok, in Which the Sons Aged Eight to Fifteen Years Old Were Born in the United-States, 1954-1956" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509540.