N Fonnie Bisnis

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Author: Dirk Nieland
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 150
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This work is a celebration of Yankee-Dutch, the combination language unwittingly adopted by thousands of Holland-Americans after immigration. Written in English with Dutch spellings, ‘N Fonnie Bisnis follows the adventures of Loe Verlak, the prototypical Dutch immigrant as he gets into all sorts of “funny business” roaming around the Dutch community. The fourteen vignettes touch on a wide variety of Dutch life, from Sunday school picnics through everyday jobs to the joys and trials of marriage. Included is a forward by George.G. Harper in plain English that places Nieland’s book in its context as a glimpse into an ethnic enclave that has since been forever transformed by the passage of time. This title comes recommended for anyone interested in the story of Dutch Americans, their language and the landscape of a culture transformed.


Immigrant Women

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Author: Rita J. Simon
Publisher: Routledge
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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The obstacles to assimilation and treatment of immigrant women are major issues confronting the leading immigrant-receiving nations today-the United States, Canada, and Australia. This volume provides a range of perspectives on the concerns, the sources of problems, how issues might be addressed, and the future of immigrant women. It is based upon a two-part issue of the journal Gender Issues, and contains a new introduction by the editor. The first section focuses on labor force experiences of women who have immigrated to the United States and Australia from Mexico and Latin America, Eastern Europe, Korea, the Philippines, India and other parts of Asia. Nancy Foner assesses the complex and contradictory ways that migration changes women's status. Cynthia Crawford focuses on Mexican and Salvadoran women who have recently moved into janitorial work in Los Angeles. M.D.R. Evans and Tatjiana Lucik analyze labor force participation of immigrants in Australia and family strategies of women migrants from the former Yugoslavia against the experiences of woman migrants from the Mediterranean world and other parts of the Slavic world. Economist Harriet Duleep reviews what is known as the family investment model. Monica Boyd tackles the controversial issue of the leading immigrant-receiving nations' unwillingness to declare gender an explicit ground for persecution and thus for gaining -refugee status. The second section deals with social class and English language acquisition, the obstacles women have had to overcome in gaining refugee status in the United States and Canada, and a comparison of movement patterns between different commentaries in Mexico and the United States on the part of Mexican male and female immigrants. Contributors include Suzanne M. Sinke, Katharine Donato, and Nina Toren. Immigrant Women will be valuable to researchers in women's studies, population demographics, as well as those teaching courses in sociology, history, and immigration. Rita James Simon is university professor in the School of Public Affairs at the Washington College of Law at American University. She is editor of Gender Issues and author of The American Jury, The Insanity Defense: A Critical Assessment of Law and Policy in the Post-Hinckley Era (with David Aaronson), Adoption, Race, and Identity (with Howard Altstein), In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration, Social Science Data and Supreme Court Decisions (with -Rosemary Erickson), and Abortion: Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over.


Wanderwords

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Author: Maria Lauret
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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How do (im)migrant writers negotiate their representation of a multilingual world for a monolingual audience? Does their English betray the presence of another language, is that other language erased, or does it appear here and there, on special occasions for special reasons? Do words and meanings wander from one language and one self to another? Do the psychic and cultural worlds of different languages split apart or merge? What is the aesthetic effect of such wandering, splitting, or merging? Usually described as “code-switches” by linguists, fragments of other languages have wandered into American literature in English from the beginning. Wanderwords asks what, in the memoirs, poems, essays, and fiction of a variety of twentieth and twenty first century writers, the function and meaning of such language migration might be. It shows what there is to be gained if we learn to read migrant writing with an eye, and an ear, for linguistic difference and it concludes that, freighted with the other-cultural meanings wrapped up in their different looks and sounds, wanderwords can perform wonders of poetic signification as well as cultural critique. Bringing together literary and cultural theory with linguistics as well as the theory and history of migration, and with psychoanalysis for its understanding of the multilingual unconscious, Wanderwords engages closely with the work of well-known and unheard-of writers such as Mary Antin and Eva Hoffman, Richard Rodriguez and Junot Díaz, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Bharati Mukherjee, Edward Bok and Truus van Bruinessen, Susana Chávez-Silverman and Gustavo Perez-Firmat, Pietro DiDonato and Don DeLillo. In so doing, a poetics of multilingualism unfolds that stretches well beyond translation into the lingual contact zone of English-with-other-languages that is American literature, belatedly re-connecting with the world.


Proceedings

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Category : Comparative literature
Languages : en
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The Dutch Language Press In America

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Author: Hendrik Edelman
Publisher: Bibliotheca Bibliographica Nee
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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Contents: Introduction - The Foreign Language Press in America - The Dutch in America - Dutch American Printing, Publishing and Bookselling - Bibliographic Inventory of Dutch American Imprints (1693-1948) - Bibliography - Index. With 13 facsimiles.


Dutch Americans

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Author: Linda Pegman Doezema
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category : Dutch Americans
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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