ERIC Number: EJ745361
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Publication Date: 2005-Dec
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Circles of Influence and Chains of Command: The Social Processes Whereby Ethnic Communities Influence Host Societies
Orum, Anthony M.
Social Forces, v84 n2 p921-939 Dec 2005
Research into immigration has for many years focused most of its attention on the issue of how immigrants adapt to host societies. This tendency is especially true in the work of sociologists. Yet if we acknowledge the growing ethnic diversity today in the United States and elsewhere, the most interesting questions arise as to how immigrants influence the host society--not how they adapt to it. This paper proposes a sociological theory to account for such influence. For evidence it draws on a variety of empirical examples from research on ethnic communities in the United States.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Immigration, Immigrants, Ethnicity, Cultural Differences, Sociology, Social Theories, Social Influences, Social Science Research, Cultural Influences
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Identifiers - Location: United States