New PDF release: Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian

By S. Alexander Weinstock

ISBN-10: 9024704685

ISBN-13: 9789024704682

ISBN-10: 9401197792

ISBN-13: 9789401197793

The plans for this research have been formulated among 1956 and 1958. For your time then, I have been drawn to the techniques of non-public and social lodging and within the components that have been accountable for resistance to alter. whereas a graduate pupil at Columbia collage at the moment, i used to be additionally affiliated with a multidisciplinary study workforce at Cornell collage clinical faculties learning the reactions of individuals of assorted cultural and social backgrounds to occasions of tension. The Hungarian refugees have been one of many teams being studied. I hence determined to adopt a learn of the method of acculturation, the Hungarian refugees delivering an amazing inhabitants. i didn't count on to come across any severe problems. take into account that, the paintings was once beset with each type of hassle, monetary, conceptual, etc., that sometimes accompanies learn initiatives. it is just now, greater than a decade later, that i'm capable of current my findings of their ultimate shape. i'm happy to have this chance to precise my in­ debtedness to the numerous those who made thIS learn attainable. i've been lucky in having academics, colleagues, and acquaintances, an identical individual, who helped me within the formula frequently all in of the matter, provided encouragement alongside each step, and taught me the very abilities i used to be to use.

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The strategic and economic demands of the Successor States (Rumania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and Austria) were, however, often these original settlers. Since members of other nationalities have been assimilated into the Magyars during the past moo years, the term "Magyar" is used in this study only when differentiating that part of the population of Greater Hungary which identifies with the Magyar language and culture from the various minority groups who have settled in Hungary but identify with other languages and cultures.

World War I brought about the end of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. A new democratic government headed by Count Karolyi, was formed in October I9IS, proclaimed the country an independent republic and tried to effect democratic and social transformation by a series of reforms favoring the ethnic minorities and granting land to the peasants. The Count's efforts came too late, however. Hungary had fallen into a state of despair over the dismemberment of the country demanded by the victorious Allies.

89-90. 44 THE SAMPLE that communication between the two groups was difficult. For their part, the Hungarian communities in the United States, as well as other ethnic communities, felt a good deal of resentment towards the new arrivals because of the preferential treatment they were receiving. The older settlers had not received such an enthusiastic reception at the time of their arrival. The relative prosperity in the United States at the time and the shortage of skilled manpower also meant that the newly-arrived immigrants, unlike previous immigrant groups, could be absorbed into the economy without being considered a threat by American labor.

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