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ANTH 2020 Intro to Cultural Anthropology: What's

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals Tutorial

Tutorial on strategies for discerning whether an article is SCHOLARLY or POPULAR:

Scholarly, or Popular?

Here are two article records with abstracts found in a library database - Which one is SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC RESEARCH, or are they BOTH?  *Some tips on telling the difference HERE*


"Puerto Rican Youth in Central Florida: Adaptation and Identity."


            Ariza, Diana [Assistant professor of ethnic studies, Albion College, Michigan]


            Centro Journal, Spring2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p128-153, 26p, 1 Black and White Photograph


The purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of Puerto Rican first- and second-generation youth's migration, identity and adaptation to new lives in the Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area. This qualitative study draws on participant observations, informal conversations, newspaper articles and reports, focus groups and individual interviews with thirty adults and twenty first- and second-generation youth to describe the experiences of these Puerto Rican youth. In the paper I argue that these youth's challenges of identity and incorporation are no different from many of the first- and second-generation youth migrating from other countries. The data show that language barriers, accommodations to home, community, and school, and cultural challenges do exist among first- and second- generation Puerto Rican youth. Yet these youth indicated high levels of academic achievement and social adaptation, and overall felt supported by their families, community and school.



"A San Diego Barrio Retains Its Roots."


Spiegel, Brendan


New York Times, 7/22/2012, p10, 1p, 4 photographs.


Residents of Barrio Logan, a predominately Mexican-American neighborhood near the waterfront in downtown San Diego, have long fought to preserve the area's Latino cultural heritage. In the 1960s, when a bridge linking downtown to the wealthy Coronado enclave bisected the neighborhood, displacing many homes and businesses, local artists responded by turning the bridge pylons into soaring murals depicting Chicano heroes and historical events. Recent years have seen a new wave of artists' collectives, performance spaces and galleries occupying repurposed warehouses, and many of the newcomers maintain ties to Barrio Logan's Latino roots.


Scholarly, or Popular?
ARTICLE 1 is a scholarly research article: 49 votes (84.48%)
ARTICLE 2 is a scholarly research article: 2 votes (3.45%)
BOTH are scholarly research articles: 7 votes (12.07%)
Total Votes: 58

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