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Volume :5 Issue : 19 1985      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Assimilation: A Sequence of International Migration

Auther : Ishaq Yacoun Al-Qutub

The objective of this paper is to evaluate the concept of assimilation and to analyze the implication of immigration patterns, factors and trends on migrants integration and assimilation in the host societies.

With respect to the conceptual frame work, reference was made to the differentiation between, adjustment. Integration, acculturation, accommodation and assimilation. Also how social scientists view the concept of assimilation, and various theoretical approaches (e.g. the Marxist the functional model, the structural the cultural) were discussed.

The paper also treated the relationship between the typology of migration and assimilation (e.g. primitive, free, mass, forced and institutional migration) with emphasis on such processes as the occupational, the cultural, intermarriage, and social mobility.

Finally the paper discussed the main obstacles encountered in the assimilation of migrants with reference to problems and experience of oil producing countries and the western states. Future research needs were presented.

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