"Ekot från gårdagen": de jugoslaviska invandrarnas bakgrund och dess betydelse för deras nuvarande erfarenheter
1978 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Echoes of the past : the background of Yugoslav immigrants and its relevance to present experiences (English)
Today, there are some 14* millioh migrant wörkérs in Ëurope. They are people whose position as "gastarbeiter" - with all the complex sociokul» turai problems it implies - stimulates ä lot of scientific research*The following pages are yet another contribution to the literature conoer4 nilig the enormous problems associated with thië ekodùs, The problems I discussed here concern Yugoslav thigrahtâ arid theif experiences in the p£öcess óf social changeiMore than one million Yugoslavs li\e and work in Western Europe« In looking for appropriate methods to explore the complex of social change involving Yugoslav migrants, I have reached the standpoint that an understanding of this process presupposes a knowledge of their cultural heritage. The difficulties in the transformations they have to undergo in the process of social change can only be understood by connecting the "culture of yesterday" with the "conditions of today".Migration research often lacks a dynamic perspective, i.e. it is seldom possible to find systematic studies in this field that include the socio-cultural origin of migrants. Such studies as there are overemphasize information on the present experiences of immigrants in their adopted contries or, which is equally unsatisfactory, they deal with mechanical dichotomies such as "before" and "after" experiences. In both cases, the process of social change is left out.This report is an attempt towards a more complete understanding of the connection between yesterday, today and tomorrow in the life of migrants. The report contains a collection of articles from a research project entitled: "Migration and Social Change". Other reports in the project areiNo 42 Intereuropean Migration (after World War II):Part 1. YugoslaviaPart 2. Emigration and structural change in the local community: VrlikaNo 44 Migration and the process of social change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1978. , 150 p.
, Research reports from the Department of Sociology, University of Umeå, ISSN 0566-7518 ; 43
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73637DiVA: diva2:632848