… are one of the most contentious areas of acculturation. Often, the younger generation of immigrants will challenge their parents value systems. Thus, in addition to discrimination and other social obstacles, many immigrant families face a great deal of familial problems as well.
In her autobiographical novel Bread Givers, Yezierska chronicles an obstinate patriarchs refusal to let go of his Old World values. He expected to be accorded the same status afforded to him in Poland by his work as a Talmudic scholar. While his wife worried about finances and food, the patriarch Mosheh Smolinsky replies But the …
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Yezierska, Anzia. 1975. Bread Givers: A Struggle Between a Father of the Old World and a Daughter of the New. New York: Persea Books.