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Nuer journeys, Nuer lives : Sudanese refugees in Minnesota

Author: Jon Holtzman
Publisher: Boston : Pearson Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Series: New immigrants series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Holtzman
ISBN: 9780205543328 0205543324 9780205543328
OCLC Number: 79256696
Description: xvi, 141 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the series --
Acknowledgments --
Preface : Commuting to Nuerland --
[pt. 1]. Introduction --
The Nuer --
The war in Sudan --
The context of fieldwork --
[pt. 2]. Nuer journeys : war, flight, and resettlement --
The international refugee problem --
The war in southern Sudan --
The camps in Kenya --
Applying for resettlement --
[pt. 3]. The birth of a community --
Getting started in the United States --
Patterns of resettlement --
Nuer in Minnesota : an overview --
Becoming a "community" --
The basis of Nuer community in Sudan --
Transformations in Minnesota --
Mutual assistance associations --
[pt. 4]. Jobs, welfare, college, and cars --
Lifestyle --
Economic life --
Making a living --
A car is a bad cow --
Conclusion. [pt. 5]. Gender, generation, and family change --
Nuer family life in Sudan --
Refugee flight and the Nuer family --
Changing gender relations in Minnesota --
From domestic conflict to domestic violence --
Discussion --
Children's issues --
Parental guidance --
Older children and youth --
School --
Starting families in the United States --
Conclusion --
[pt. 6]. Nuer refugees in the American community --
The American community and its response --
Understanding the Nuer --
American images of the Nuer : race and refugees --
Formal contexts of interaction --
Nuer refugees in American churches --
Transforming Americans --
Conclusion --
Looking forward --
References.
Series Title: New immigrants series.
Responsibility: Jon D. Holtzman.
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