ERIC Number: ED450166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrants, Schooling, and Social Mobility: Does Culture Make a Difference?
Vermeulen, Hans, Ed.; Perlmann, Joel, Ed.
This book contains a collection of essays by Dutch and American scholars on the complex relationship between structural and cultural forces shaping the life chances of ethnic minorities. The papers are: (1) "Introduction: The Role of Culture in Explanations of Social Mobility" (Hans Vermeulen); (2) "Introduction: The Persistence of Culture versus Structure in Recent Work: The Case of Modes of Incorporation" (Joel Perlmann); (3) "What Colour 'Success'? Distorting Value in Studies of Ethnic Entrepreneurship" (Pnina Werbner); (4) "The Cultural Fallacy in Studies of Racial and Ethnic Mobility" (Stephen Steinberg); (5) "Situational and Structural Rationales for the School Performance of Immigrant Youth: Three Cases" (Margaret A. Gibson); (6) "What the Jews Brought: East-European Jewish Immigration to the United States, c. 1900" (Joel Perlmann); (7) "Peasantry and Trading Diaspora: Differential Social Mobility of Italians and Greeks in the United States" (Hans Vermeulen and Tijno Venema); (8) "The Internationalization of Black Culture: A Comparison of Lower-Class Youth in Brazil and the Netherlands" (Livio Sansone); (9) "Creoles and Hindustanis: Patterns of Social Mobility in Two Surinamese Immigrant Groups in the Netherlands" (Mies van Niekerk); (10) "Does Culture Explain? Understanding Differences in School Attainment between Iberian and Turkish Youth in the Netherlands" (Flip Lindo); and (11) "Breaking the Circle of Disadvantage: Social Mobility of Second-Generation Moroccans and Turks in the Netherlands" (Maurice Crul). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Immigration, Jews, Minority Groups, Social Mobility
VHPS, 16365 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942 ($65). Tel: 888-330-8477 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Netherlands; Surinam