Americans Abroad

A Comparative Study of Emigrants from the United States

  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Jan DeAmicis
  • Bernard Lazerwitz
  • Ephraim Tabory

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 1-13
  3. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 15-33
  4. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 35-54
  5. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 55-72
  6. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 73-99
  7. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 101-115
  8. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 117-141
  9. Arnold Dashefsky, Jan DeAmicis, Bernard Lazerwitz, Ephraim Tabory
    Pages 143-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 157-166

About this book

Introduction

An American college student traveling around Europe on a bicycle with two friends arrived at a recent July 4th celebration in Moscow and remarked, "We've been traveling around Europe and Russia for almost a month now. I never thought I'd be saying this, but I never wanted to see and hear Americans so much in my life. That would be so corny back home. But here it just seems right" (Hartford Courant, July 5, 1989, p. A2). Apparently you can take an American out of America, but you cannot take America out of an American-and perhaps this notion applies to other migrants as well. This is a book that explores the experience of Americans abroad, specifi­ cally those who are living in other countries of the developed world with a lower standard of living than that of the United States. This study compares the travels and travails of emigrants to Australia and Israel and seeks to apply a social psychological perspective to address three questions: (1) What accounts for the motivation of migrants to move? (2) What are the sources of the adjustment problems the migrants experience? (3) What explains whether the migrants re­ main or return to the United States? Ideally, it would be best to devise one instrument to gather data on repre­ sentative samples of Americans living in a variety of countries abroad, but such an effort is beyond the resources of most researchers-including us.

Keywords

Homeland Security Nation demography family studies globalization migration population studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 1
  • Jan DeAmicis
    • 2
  • Bernard Lazerwitz
    • 3
  • Ephraim Tabory
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Utica CollegeUticaUSA
  3. 3.Bar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2169-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-2171-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2169-0
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