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People aren't so firmly rooted as they was once. The higher frequency, at the very least within the Western international, with which individuals flow condominium might be obvious from the statistics. Many migrate voluntarily, or lower than compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different elements of the rustic or in different components of the area. the issues which face those who are obliged to settle somewhere else became issues of nationwide and foreign political value. of modern years they've got additionally turn into the topics of sociological and socio-psychological study. The mental study of which this booklet offers an account came about between households who a few years in the past emigrated from what used to be then referred to as the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands. Dutch is the language spoken from their adolescence. Born and bred in one other a part of the area they embarked in teams to the Nether­ lands, which they'd by no means visible prior to, whilst the rustic they lived in grew to become self reliant. doubtless that they had a shiny snapshot of the Netherlands. It was once the mum state; they'd heard greatly approximately it throughout the easy schooling that they had acquired. They have been accustomed to it via photographs and during the touch, even if superficial, with representatives of the ruling kingdom. the army carrier which had performed such a massive half within the lives of the male adults had made them consider certain up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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That's terrible ... " "Oh, I've got my mother and three sisters all living here in the same street. What more could you want"? " "I miss my circle of friends and the way you could just drop in on somebody. " Differences between refugee and autochthon Using the actual remarks made by the refugees, we can reproduce their general opinion concerning the autochthonous population as follows. 2. "The Dutch here are certainly friendly and helpful, but still remain a little distant. Their association with us is not free and easy; rather somwhat stiff and starched.

One always had to consider the other boarders and there was continual quarrelling and gossipping because of the children. The wife especially expressed the desire to escape the pressure of living at such close quarters with other families. "My greatest worry is housing so that you can live your own life more without all those nosy parkers you get in this boarding-house. rt's awful. " "You're not free here. " Other factors giving tension, and closely connected with the circumstances of life in a boarding house, were: the limited space one had - not seldom just one room in which one lived, worked 40 EVALUATION OF THE NEW WAY OF LIFE and slept, together with two or three children; the unemployed husbands staying at home the whole time; not having enough money to pay somebody to look after the children so as to be able to get out of an evening to a cinema, restaurant or elsewhere; the very limited play-space for children who constantly required supervision, especially in the winter months; etc.

But in the market or watching a cooking demonstration, I don't feel at ease. It's as if I have a little world of my own here [at home], with the children around me. ] "No! The thing is we've got to stay here, otherwise I wouldn't. We get a sort of home- WAY OF LIFE 27 sickness now and then. That country, the scenery and the freedom out there! It's worse in the winter. Oh, you get used to work and the place you live in, but I shall never feel really at home here. " "When summer begins I feel at home.

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