The Stranger is Our Own

The Stranger is Our Own

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Joseph P. Fitzpatrick, S.J. priest, internationally-acclaimed scholar, activist was intensely involved in the ongoing studies of the Puerto Rican people, their culture, and their problems as migrants in the U.S. mainland.The Stranger Is Our Own contains Fitzpatrick's personal memoir, as well as a collection of articles, papers, lectures and talks that chronicle his qbittersweet journeyq with Puerto Rican migrants. A consultant to religious, political, education and social leaders on the issues of migration, assimilation, inter-group relations and social justice, Father Fitzpatrick helped shape governmental and Church policies at both the local and national level. He continued his active involvement until his death in 1995 at the age of 82.qinfluence of his work can be seen in the introduction of culture into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV, the standard ... It was followed shortly by the establishment of similar Departments at Lehman College and at Hunter College. ... The Ford Foundation agreed to fund the Center but only on the condition that it be a Center of genuine scholarship and research for Puerto Ricananbsp;...

Title:The Stranger is Our Own
Author:Joseph P. Fitzpatrick
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1996-01-01


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