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ERIC Number: ED026159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 32
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The Study of Migrants as Members of Social Systems.
Shannon, Lyle W.
A 1958-65 study of Mexican Americans, Negroes, and Anglos in Racine, Wisconsin, provided researchers with an opportunity to see: (1) if world view and level of aspiration were more closely related to race and ethnicity or to sociologically meaningful categories of people in the urban-industrial society, and (2) how world view and level of aspiration related to each other and to the organization of society and its subgroups. Comparative analysis of questionnaires from a sample of 800 and a subsample of 545 (created by removing respondents who did not appear to comprehend interview questions) resulted in a series of detailed statistical descriptions of locale of socialization, education, first work experience, work careers, and other variables in relation to measures of economic absorption and cultural integration. Evidence indicated that (1) those Negroes and Mexican Americans in Racine who had less exposure to traditions which favored an active attitude toward the world reflected a more passive attitude toward change than did Racine Anglos, and (2) there was a direct relationship between active or passive value orientations and the aspirations of respondents for their children. (SW)
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Note: Reprint from Proceedings of the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, 1968.