ERIC Number: ED196979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-29
Reference Count: 0
The Vietnamese of New Orleans: Adapting to American Social Structure.
Soberano, Rawlein G.
This paper reports on a historico-sociological study describing the current situation of Vietnamese refugees who settled in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area between 1975 and 1980. The paper begins with a historical background section which presents information about the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975, the resulting influx of refugees to the United States, and how the United States government dealt with the relocated refugees. The next section of this paper reviews the experiences of Vietnamese who relocated in Louisiana describing why they chose Louisiana and how they were accommodated in the New Orleans area. Included in this section is a summary and review of a study of the living conditions of Vietnamese in New Orleans. The final section reports the findings of a questionnaire administered to Vietnamese immigrants. These data are supplemented by conversations with refugees and a survey distributed to college students to determine local reactions to the refugee influx. Tables of data are included and Vietnamese and English translations of the study questionnaire are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Louisiana (New Orleans)
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