Mayberry og piñata. Hvide amerikaneres sproglige konstruktioner om latinos i Los Angeles

Lau Gotthard Christensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project work treats the positioning of white Americans to the Latino population of Los Angeles through constructions of language in a social constructionist perspective. The investigation is underpinned by qualitative group interviews carried out with white Americans in Los Angeles. The key findings are, that the interviewees positions themselves close to Latino culture because of their feeling of lacking own culture, because they could not identify with white American culture and out of interest for Latino culture. From an identity standpoint various identities were created originating in white American and Latino culture. The interviewees related more positive to the Latino identities than the white American one due to their distant position to white American culture. There were created strong identity and cultural constructions like Mayberry, piñata, and George-Bush-person.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005


  • latinos
  • etnicitet
  • Los Angeles
  • diskursanalyse
  • hvide amerikanere
  • positionering
  • identitet