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TitleUprooting and Development [electronic resource] : Dilemmas of Coping with Modernization / edited by George V. Coelho, Paul I. Ahmed
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1980
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Descript XXVIII, 538 p. online resource


Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mechaยญ nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environยญ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conseยญ quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destrucยญ tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-toยญ urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppresยญ sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country


I: Coping with the Inner and Outer Worlds of Change -- 1 Contemporary Uprootings and Collaborative Coping: Behavioral and Societal Responses -- 2 Change, Vulnerability, and Coping: Stresses of Uprooting and Overcrowding -- 3 Identity, Politics, and Planning: On Some Uses of Knowledge in Coping with Social Change -- 4 Stress, Strain, and Role Adaptation: Conceptual Issues -- II: Meanings and Impacts of Uprooting -- 5 The Uprooting of Meaning -- 6 Uprooting and Self-Image: Catastrophe and Continuity -- 7 Sociological Dimensions of Uprootedness -- 8 The Long-Term Sequelae of Uprooting: Conceptual and Practical Issues -- III: Stressful Situations of Children and Adolescents in Transition: The Role of Attachments and Social Supports -- 9 Young Children in Stressful Situations: The Supporting Role of Attachment Figures and Unfamiliar Caregivers -- 10 Relocation and the Family: A Crisis in Adolescent Development -- 11 Coming Home: Adjustment of Americans to the United States after Living Abroad -- 12 Running Away in America: The History and the Hope -- IV: Stressful Situations of Foreign Students: Challenges of Cross-Cultural Education -- 13 Stressful Experiences of Foreign Students at Various Stages of Sojourn: Counseling and Policy Implications -- 14 Role Learning as a Coping Strategy for Uprooted Foreign Students -- 15 Research on Students from Abroad: The Neglected Foreign Policy Implications -- V: Stressful Situations of New Settlers: Coping Strategies of Immigrant Women and New Ethnic Groups -- 16 Stress and Coping among Latin American Women Immigrants -- 17 Patterns of Adaptation of Indian Immigrants: Challenges and Strategies -- 18 New Immigrants and Social-Support Systems: Information-Seeking Patterns in a Metropolis -- 19 Making Friends in a New Culture: South Asian Women in Boston, Massachusetts -- VI: Stressful Situations of Uprooted Communities: The Role of Public and Government Bodies -- 20 Forced Migration: Its Impact on Shaping Coping Strategies -- 21 Integration of Immigrants: The Israeli Case -- 22 After the Fall: Indochinese Refugees in the United States -- 23 Relocation and Rapid Growth: Case Studies of the Effects of Federal Policy on Life in Rural Communities

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