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Polish Americans examines the impact of post-communist changes in Poland and the presence of the third wave of immigrants on Polish communities abroad. It studies this community as a living entity, with internal divisions and conflicts, and explores relations with the home nation and the country of settlement.

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"As reissued, Lopata's revised work, though substantially updated and expanded, retains the status-competition thesis of the original text, thereby preserving the book's historiographical interest and significance. . . . Lopata has produced an admirable and impressive canon of scholarship and counts among her discipline's feminist pioneers." Journal of American Ethnic History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560001003
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd, rev. ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294

Meet the Author

Helena Znaniecki Lopata (1925-2003) was professor emeritus of sociology at Loyola University Chicago. She received her PhD in 1954 and studied with Herbert Blumer, Everett Hughes, and Louis Wirth. From there she taught at Roosevelt College in Chicago until 1969 when she moved to Loyola University. She published twenty books, including Widowhood in an American City; Occupation: Housewife; and Polish Americans (Transaction, 1994).

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface to the First Edition
1 Background to the Study of Polonia 1
2 Home and Host Countries 17
3 Creating and Maintaining an Ethnic Community 53
4 Relations between Polonia and Poland 95
5 Polonia's Relations with the Rest of American Society 113
6 The Polish Americans: Patterns of Change 143
7 Life in Polonia 179
8 Recent Political Action on Behalf of Poland: The Interrelationships among Polonia's Cohorts 1978-1990 213
9 The Long View 243
Appendix A: Polish American Fraternal Organizations, Selected Years
Appendix B: Nonfraternal Polish American Voluntary Associations (sections a and b)
Appendix C: Major Occupation Groups of the Male Population, 16 Years Old and Over in 1969 and 25 Years and Over in 1980, by Ethnic Origin (in thousands)
Appendix D: Major Occupation Groups of the Female Population, 16 Years Old and Over in 1969 and 25 Years Old and Over in 1980, by Ethnic Origin (in thousands)
Appendix E: Highest Grade of School Completed by Persons 25 Years Old and Over by Ethnic Origin
Appendix F: Educational Attainment of Men and Women Born in the United States, Aged 25 and Over, 1980, by Ancestry
Bibliography 261
Index 289
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