ERIC Number: ED062472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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The Italian Experience in the United States.
Tomasi, Silvano M., Ed.; Engel, Madeline H., Ed.
Questions of group identity, power, and organization are being increasingly recognized as crucial for an understanding of the American scene. Very little attention has been given to Italo-Americans in social science literature, perhaps because of cultural and linguistic barriers to research on their adjustment in this society. Four main sections of this book deal with: (1) facts and figures about Italian migration to the United States; (2) the overall impact of the Italian and American society on each other; (3) selected illustrations of the ways in which Italians related to American mores in economic, educational, political, and religious institutions; and, (4) an analysis of return migration to Italy, focusing on its causes and effects, both for migrants and for Italian society. Each section includes a selected bibliography, prepared by the respective authors, on the number of topics connected with the feelings and actions of Italo-Americans as they assimilated to a new way of life. (Editors/SB)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Pluralism, Culture, Ethnic Grouping, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Status, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Group Dynamics, Group Unity, Italian Americans, Migration, Minority Groups, Social Integration, Social Relations, Social Structure, Socialization
Center for Migration Studies, 209 Flagg Place, Staten Island, N. Y. 10304 ($9.00)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Migration Studies, Inc., Staten Island, NY.