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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > History and Governance Research Institute > German History Group > Strukturen der Selbsthilfe im ethnischen Netzwerk

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Title: Strukturen der Selbsthilfe im ethnischen Netzwerk
Other Titles: Structures of self-help in ethnic networking
Authors: Weiss, Karin
Citation: In: Weiss, K. and Dennis, M. (Eds.), Erfolg in der Nische? Die Vietnamesen in der DDR und in Ostdeutschland, 137-150
Publisher: London: Lit Verlag
Issue Date: 2005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27105
Additional Links: http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-8258-8779-0
Abstract: This book traces the social development of the Vietnamese contract workers since the collapse of SED rule to the present day and also provides an overview of the most important aspects of their life in Germany. An examination is undertaken of the decline in the numbers of former Vietnamese contract workers in East Germany, from about 59,000 at the end of 1989 to 21,000 one year later, and the dramatic changes to their work contracts and their economic, occupational and social situation. Special attention is paid to the question of solidarity within the group of Vietnamese and problems in interaction with the German population and their surroundings. The Vietnamese experience of the massive increase in xenophobia soon after the Wende played a crucial role in the growing cohesiveness of the ethnic group. Finally, an assessment is made of the situation of the second generation of Vietnamese living in Germany, in particular problems such as relations between family members.
Type: Book chapter
Language: de
Keywords: DDR
Eastern Germany
Ethnography
German history
Sociopolitics
Cultural history
Minority ethnic groups
Economic change
Social change
Self-help
Ethnic networking
Social networks
ISBN: 3825887790
Appears in Collections: German History Group
History

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