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People aren't so firmly rooted as they was once. The larger frequency, at the very least within the Western global, with which individuals flow apartment should be noticeable from the facts. Many migrate voluntarily, or below compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different components of the rustic or in different elements of the realm. the issues which face people who find themselves obliged to settle in other places became issues of nationwide and overseas political significance. of modern years they've got additionally develop into the topics of sociological and socio-psychological study. The mental study of which this ebook supplies an account came about between households who a few years in the past emigrated from what used to be then referred to as the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands. Dutch is the language spoken from their formative years. Born and bred in one other a part of the area they embarked in teams to the NetherĀ­ lands, which they'd by no means obvious ahead of, while the rustic they lived in turned self sufficient. doubtless that they had a brilliant photo of the Netherlands. It was once the mummy nation; that they had heard greatly approximately it during the basic schooling that they had bought. They have been familiar with it via photos and during the touch, notwithstanding superficial, with representatives of the ruling kingdom. the army carrier which had performed such a tremendous half within the lives of the male adults had made them think certain up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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Oh, I've got my mother and three sisters all living here in the same street. What more could you want"? " "I miss my circle of friends and the way you could just drop in on somebody. " Differences between refugee and autochthon Using the actual remarks made by the refugees, we can reproduce their general opinion concerning the autochthonous population as follows. 2. "The Dutch here are certainly friendly and helpful, but still remain a little distant. Their association with us is not free and easy; rather somwhat stiff and starched.

If we classify the behaviour of Dutch children according to the two characteristics noted by the refugees, we see that it is especially the 'impertinent forwardness' of these children that is most marked; this contrasting with the 'shy reticence' of their own children. The second noted characteristic is the 'independence' and 'individual opinion' of the Dutch children. TABLE 8 I nr Freer, not shy, greater boldness, more impudent ruder, wilder. More independent; own opinion. Our children copy (all) that.

Ii ~ fl C N ~ + + + + + o N . ,.... EVALUATION OF THE NEW WAY OF LIFE 51 of tea or something; the hostess goes round with a tin of biscuits, which afterwards disappears into the cupboard again. Some people ask you, "How many potatoes will you want," because they think it's a shame to have to throw anything away. It's all so proper here and if you give anything they expect it from you in return. " "If a guest did not stay for a meal in Indonesia it was usually taken as an insult. We always cooked plenty, so that one or two unexpected guest could also partake of a full meal.

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