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There have been many studies conducted pertaining to the process of identity formation among immigrants in the United States, but very few focus specifically on Ghanaian immigrants. The goal of this thesis is to continue the debate on the nature and manner on which Ghanaian immigrants in New York City construct their identities. By so doing, this paper aims to explore and identify the ways in which traditional culture and values are preserved, transformed, or lost amongst the Ghanaian immigrant community in New York City. It discusses the role that Ghanaian and American culture and values plays in the process of identity formation by comparing the attitudes of first and second generation Ghanaian immigrants toward both cultures.
Ornitz, Darren, "Ghanaian Immigrants in New York City: Negotiating Cultural and Identity Transformations" (2008). African & African American Studies Senior Theses. 2.