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Crispino, James A. – 1980
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…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adults, Cultural Background, Demography
Di Pietro, Robert J. – Rassegna Italiana di Linguistica Applicata, 1980
Suggests that ethnic American literature might help promote FL study through themes also recurrent in the target group literature and through English usages reminiscent of target language features. Sees these shared characteristics as a potential aid to learning, usually obscured by the emphasis placed on contrastive aspects. (MES)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Ethnic Bias, Ethnicity, Italian
Gilbert, Janet; Hotchkiss, Jacob – 1979
This guide provides material for introducing ethnic studies in the early elementary school curriculum. The publication can be appropriately used at more than a single grade level. The first section, a manual for pupils, examines the everyday lives of two cousins in two Sicilian communities. The experiences of a third cousin, living in an ethnic…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Materials
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Tomaskovic-Devey, Barbara; Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald – American Sociological Review, 1988
Proposes a model of ethnic behavior that describes group behavior as constrained by the following aspects of social structure: demographic opportunity, economic opportunity, and cultural heritage. Tests the model by comparing the single ancestry rates of the following ethnic groups: Italian, Polish, Slovak, and Hungarian. (Author/BJV)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cultural Background, Demography, Economic Opportunities
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Caselli, Ron – Social Studies, 1973
After a review of the role Italian immigrants have played in the development of the United States, the author reflects on the demand currently being made by other ethnic groups that they retain their cultural heritage within the society. The lesson for modern minorities is clear--to make it, one must forget the old ways, the old tongue, the old…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism
Novak, Michael – Center Magazine, 1974
Defines the new ethnicity as an effort to attain an accurate self-knowledge on the part of members of the 3rd and 4th generation of southern and eastern European immigrants in the United States. Discusses opposing trends and argues for a new multicultural pluralism to replace the single recipe of the melting pot. (EH)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
Vecoli, Rudolph – Center Magazine, 1974
Traces the history of the Italian migration to the United States and their transition to American life. Describes changing trends in housing patterns, social mobility, educational attainment, social organizations and political and cultural orientations. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits
Fotia, Elizabeth R.; Rasmussen, Karen – 1975
Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Italian Americans can enhance cultural awareness. This document presents the story of Italians beginning with cultural roots in Italy and their subsequent emigration to the United States, including to South Bend, Indiana. Four major areas are explored. An account…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups
Green, Rose Basile – 1974
A chronological analysis of the fictional writings of Americans of Italian ancestry, this book constitutes a record of the interaction of two cultures, immigrant and established, within the composition of American civilization. The materials are divided into three parts: the first part contains an analysis of representative autobiographies as a…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Italian Americans, Italian Literature
Nelli, Humbert S. – 1983
A sociological, political, and cultural history of Italians in America, this book's chapters discuss (1) Italian explorers, intellectuals, and artisans who participated in the settlement and establishment of the United States; (2) socioeconomic conditions in nineteenth century Italy that led to mass emigration; (3) the distribution of Italian…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Background, Economic Status, Ethnic Distribution
Tomasi, Lydio F. – 1972
The author discusses the acculturation process of first, second, and third generation Italian families in the United States in terms of the interrelationships among cultural, social, and psychological events. As background to the discussion, the role of the family is described. In southern Italy, the nuclear family is the essential feature of the…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies
Toft, Carolyn Hewes, Ed. – 1975
This booklet, designed for both students and community members, provides a history and current description of The Hill, an Italian American community in St. Louis, Missouri. The history of Italian immigration is reviewed, with a focus on agricultural and economic conditions in Italy from 1850-1900. The social life, housing, and occupational…
Descriptors: Church Role, Community Development, Cultural Background, Economic Factors
Trivelli, Remo J. – 1975
A reader on Italians in Rhode Island, which provides ethnic material for Italian language courses at level three of high school or at third semester of college, is presented. Contents are as follows: a history of the Italians in Rhode Island; a profile of the lives of some of the prominent members of the Italian community; and an anthology of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Ethnic Studies
Meloni, Alberto – 1978
Aspects of Italian immigration to the United States outlined in this guide include: (1) historical precedents for the Italian migration to North and South America; (2) economic reasons for the migration; (3) costs and resulting permanence of the migration; (4) characteristics of the family and individuals who migrated; (5) assimilation of these…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Status
Hayden, Robert C., Ed. – 1979
The document presents ten interviews with ethnically diverse Bostonian immigrants who have been long-time residents of their communities. It is part of the 1978-79 Ethnic Heritage Project for Boston Youth, designed for secondary students. Oral history is used to help students gain an understanding of the development of urban-ethnic neighborhoods…
Descriptors: Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background
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