ERIC Number: ED198242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Assimilation of Ethnic Groups: The Italian Case.
Crispino, James A.
This book is a study of the assimilation process as it applies to Italian Americans. Chapters One and Two provide a contextual framework for the study by discussing the theoretical paradigms that have been advanced to describe ethnic behaviors or the assimilation experience and by reviewing pre-immigration and early immigration experiences of Italians. Chapters Three through Ten present the study itself. Data were collected through interviews with 469 Italian Americans within the framework of seven assimilation subprocesses: cultural, social structural, identification, marital, attitudinal and behavioral, receptional, and civic. Chapters Eleven and Twelve summarize the empirical findings, place them in a theoretical perspective, and discuss the character and prevalence of what has been labeled the "New Ethnicity." Tables of data are included. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Migration Studies, Inc., Staten Island, NY.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Bridgeport)