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Unformatted text preview: CSD November 10, 2009 Immigration and Acculturation Visitors • Tourists • Sojourners o Visiting for a period of time, but plans on going back home • Expatriates o Often referred to as non citizens or non-citizen worker o Often there for an indefinite period of time Culture Shock • Experienced by sojourners and immigrants • 30%-60% experience culture shock • Feelings of disorientation, stress, anxiety • Five-stages of culture shock o Honeymoon stage o Irritation o Reintegration o Gradual autonomy o Biculturalism Symptoms of Culture Shock • Pervasive, variable intensity and duration • Physical symptoms o Use of alcohol and drugs o Malaise (Don’t want to get out of bed) • Psychological symptoms o Helplessness o Loneliness o Frustration o Nervousness o Edgy/Preoccupied Variations • Reverse culture shock o Re-entry shock o May be worse than culture shock • Third culture kids o High interest in travel, languages, and cultures o Citizens of the world Immigration • Reasons for emigration o War or persecution o Economic opportunity...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course CSD 315L taught by Professor Harris during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '09