The social structure and the process of assimilation of the Greek community in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Von Broembsen, Max en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mantzaris, Evangelos Anastasios en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T19:10:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-21T19:10:44Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mantzaris, E. 1978. The social structure and the process of assimilation of the Greek community in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18051
dc.description Bibliography: pages 203-216. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this study is to explore the social structures of the Greek ethnic minority in South Africa, and the process of assimilation and integration of this minority within this particular society. The study is divided into four chapters, each having its own importance. In the first chapter, there is a synoptic picture of the different stages of Greek emigration abroad, the analysis of the push factors and causes of this phenomenon, and its consequences for the Greek economy and society. The second chapter deals with the historical background of the Greek immigrants in the country, with the main focus on the educational and occupational mobility of the younger generations as well as the intra-generational mobility among Greek immigrants of all periods. Chapter Three deals with the process of assimilation and absorption of Greek immigrants of all generations into South African society (focusing mainly on the integration of the younger generations of South African born Greeks), and the consequences of this absorption at all levels. This chapter deals with the socialisation process taking place in the South African school which is a major socialisation factor; and the contradictory functions of the South African school and the Greek family, environment, and the Greek Orthodox Church, functioning as contra-factors towards the structural assimilation of the younger Greek generations in the country. Finally, the last chapter deals with the class composition of the Greek immigrants in South Africa, with the main focus on their present economic position and their ideological and political attitudes. The increasing phenomenon of the alienation of the Greek middle-class immigrants in the country is also dealt with in this chapter. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sociology en_ZA
dc.title The social structure and the process of assimilation of the Greek community in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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