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Assimilation and Acculturation of Armenian Americans
Assimilation and Acculturation of Armenian Americans

Author(s): Katalin Pintz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Acculturation, Armenian Americans, Assimilation, Ethnic Groups,, Hungarian Americans, Immigration, Italian Americans

Summary/Abstract: Armenians, as a diaspora nation, are well known for their ability to resist assimilation. Although the pressure to assimilate is very strong in the United States, Armenians tend to do so at a slower pace with respect to other ethnic groups, such as the Italians or the Hungarians. At the same time, they were eager to acculturate into American society by learning its language and by excelling in the fields of business and education. As to the effect of the various ethnic lobbies on U. S. foreign politics, in the case of the Armeniens, one can speak of acculturation, whereas Hungarians and Italians are primarily characterized by assimilation.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 357 - 374
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English