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Ethnic minority problems in the Niger Delta -
African Journal on Conflict Resolution - inasp.org.uk/ajol/journals/ajcr/vol1no2abs.html#2
Abstract: As a conceptual background typical types of minorities and typical sources of
minority conflict are outlined. A historical overview is given of the problems Niger Delta
minorities have been experiencing. Their grievances and demands are highlighted, and the
responses of different Nigerian governments are discussed. As a conclusion a possible way
forward is recommended, one which would take seriously the possibilities of decentralising
and of creating a rewarding involvement for the impatient minorities before it is too
late. - African Journals Online
Changing Visions in Ethnic Relations - Leo Driedger
Abstract: Early studies focused on the relations between the dominant British and French
charter groups, before Pierre Trudeau announced a policy of bilingualism and
multiculturalism in 1971. A Royal Commission encouraged more research, where the focus of
study turned from colonial to multicultural and multiethnic identity concerns, resulting
in more open immigration policies. More immigrants of multiple races, religions, and
cultures arrived, which required expansion of the largely white European heritage tent. By
the eighties and nineties, demographic diversity, prejudice, discrimination, segregation
accelerated, around problems of racism and the need for more equality and rights. While
studies in the twentieth century were focused much on power and social class, research in
the twenty-first century will need to explore cultures, diversity, conflict and
Judging Not Only by Color: Ethnicity, Nativity, and
Neighborhood Attainment Michael J. White, Brown University, Sharon Sassier, Ohio State
Objective. We examine hypotheses derived from theories of structural assimilation and
spatial mobility to study the residential attainment of white ethnics, blacks, Asians, and
Hispanics in the United States. We examine how immigrant status, ethnicity, and individual
and family characteristics predict socioeconomic neighborhood outcome.
Methods. We extend previous studies in several ways. First, we develop the concept and
measurement of residential attainment as a neighborhood or tract-based outcome, and we
examine this in a regression-based framework. Second, we expand ethnicity to twentyeight
distinct groups. Third, we measure directly the impact of intermarriage on residential
outcomes. Results. Our empirical findings show that immigrant status and ethnicity, often
implicated but not always kept conceptually distinct in discussions of assimilation, exert
different effects across ethnic groups. We find that intermarriage does matter, as
minority group householders with Anglo spouses gain access to higher-status neighborhoods,
net of their personal socioeconomic status. Finally and notably, ethnic groups differ in
the returns to personal socioeconomic traits in this process of neighborhood attainment.
Conclusions. Ethnic background dominates immigrant status in predicting residential
outcomes. Furthermore, the process of assimilation varies noticeably within ethnic groups.
- Michael J. White, Population Studies and Training Center, Box 1916, Brown University,
Providence, RI 02912 (e-mail: MichaeL_White@brown.edu).
Assimilation and ethnic boundaries: Israeli students'
attitudes toward Soviet immigrants.(Statistical Data Included) - Author/s: Shmuel Shamai,
Zinaida Ilatov - Theoretical Framework - Since 1990 there has been mass immigration to
Israel from the former Soviet Union, many of the immigrants school age. The present study
examined the attitudes of Israeli students toward new Soviet immigrants, with the
theoretical framework being the sociology of ethnicity and sociology of education
Is An English Accent All You Need to Succeed In
America? Philadelphia University Sociology Professor Reveals The Privilege Connected With
An English Accent.
PHILADELPHIA -- "Gee, I love your accent,"
is a typical American response when conversing with an English citizen. It seems that
Americans are mesmerized by the differences in accents between America's English and
England's English. But does this transcend to something more than fascination? According
to Assistant Professor of Sociology at Philadelphia University, Katharine W. Jones, it
Structural Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. -
Author/s: Helen Rose Ebaugh, Janet Saltzman Chafetz - In this paper we show that immigrant
religious institutions tend to assume many elements of a congregational structure and a
community center model of functioning, characteristics usually not found in their
countries of origin. Based on data from the Religion. Ethnicity, New Immigrants Research
(RENIR) project in Houston, Texas, we found, however, that the two dimensions are distinct
and largely unrelated to one another. While each serves as a vehicle to engender high
levels of member commitment to the religious institution and serves to meet both religious
and material needs of the immigrants, congregations vary in the degree to which they
develop the two major elements of congregationalism.