Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Imagined homes [electronic resource] : Soviet German immigrants in two cities / Hans Werner.

By: Werner, Hans, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in immigration and culture: #1.Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xi, 297 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780887553264 (electronic bk.); 0887553265 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Russian Germans -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- History | Allemands de la Volga -- Acculturation -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg | Russian Germans -- Germany -- Bielefeld -- History | Russian Germans -- Cultural assimilation -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg | Russian Germans -- Cultural assimilation -- Germany -- Bielefeld | Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Cross-cultural studies | Social integration -- Case studies | Allemands de la Volga -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg -- Histoire | Allemands de la Volga -- Allemagne -- Bielefeldf -- Histoire | Allemands de la Volga -- Acculturation -- Allemagne -- Bielefeld | Immigrants -- Acculturation -- �Etudes transculturelles | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Imagined homes.DDC classification: 305.80097127/43 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "Imagined Homes examines two migrations of similar groups of ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. One group came to Canada in the late 1940s and early, 1950s, the other went to West Germany in the early 1970s. Each group's process of integration into new urban environments was influenced by their different expectations. Those who came to Winnipeg, Canada, assumed they would be adapting to a foreign society and prepared to enter a new language and culture. By contrast, the immigrants to Bielefeld, Germany, believed they were "going home'' and expected their German heritage would ease assimilation." "As Hans Werner shows in a cross-cultural comparative framework, the ways in which the two receiving societies perceived immigrants, and the degree to which secularization and the sexual and media revolutions influenced these perceptions, were of critical importance in the immigrant experience."--BOOK JACKET.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Imagined Homes examines two migrations of similar groups of ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. One group came to Canada in the late 1940s and early, 1950s, the other went to West Germany in the early 1970s. Each group's process of integration into new urban environments was influenced by their different expectations. Those who came to Winnipeg, Canada, assumed they would be adapting to a foreign society and prepared to enter a new language and culture. By contrast, the immigrants to Bielefeld, Germany, believed they were "going home'' and expected their German heritage would ease assimilation." "As Hans Werner shows in a cross-cultural comparative framework, the ways in which the two receiving societies perceived immigrants, and the degree to which secularization and the sexual and media revolutions influenced these perceptions, were of critical importance in the immigrant experience."--BOOK JACKET.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

Imagined homes by Werner, Hans, ©2007
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter