Cultural Identity

Discusses what a Mapping session revealed about the cultural identity of aged Canadians of Caribbean Origin.

After a Mapping session in which several Canadians of Caribbean descent examined details of their attitudes and behaviours, the group realized that they had been acculturated to the Canadian mainstream culture. Using the example of how elderly family members are cared for, it is possible to see that the Caribbean identity survives even though the culture surrounding it has undergone obvious change.