ERIC Number: ED191793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Polish-American Community Life: A Survey of Research. The Community Sociology Monograph Series, Volume II.
Sanders, Irwin T.; Morawska, Ewa T.
This monograph reviews literature on Polish Americans. Information was derived from sociological community studies, sociological and historical works, M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations, and theoretical and empirical studies dealing with ethnic groups. Listed in the bibliography are 302 works. The monograph is intended as a starting point for social scientists undertaking research involving ethnic groups, particularly Polish Americans. The document is presented in nine chapters. Chapter titles are Residential Patterns and Ethnic Segregation of Polish Americans, The Structural Position of Polish Americans in American Society, Political Participation and Interethnic Relations, The Church and the Community, Organizational Affiliation, The Family, Social Relations, Culture, and Ethnic Identity and Identification. Within each chapter, information is presented in essay form. Readers' attention is directed to relevant resources by means of numbers inserted into the text at frequent intervals. The numbers refer to entries listed in the bibliography. Specific page numbers are given when only a certain section of the material is relevant. Major chapter topics are further broken down into subtopics. For example, in the chapter on residential patterns, subtopics include the persistence of ethnic residence, ecological aspects of local ethnic institutions, spatial mobility, housing trends of Polish Americans in various communities, generational differences, and suburbanization. The chapter on social position focuses on social class, occupation, income, home ownership, property ownership, education, and occupational mobility. The document concludes with the bibliography and an appendix containing notes on the community studies reviewed. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Study, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Literature Reviews, Polish Americans, Social History, Social Integration, Social Science Research, Sociology
The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., 59 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10021 ($6.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Polish Inst. of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., New York, NY.; Boston Univ., MA.