'Getting settled' : a longitudinal study of the experiences of newcomer family members in Canberra
Using a symbolic interactionist framework and fieldwork methods, this thesis investigates the experiences of the members of thirty newcomer families in Canberra, Australia, during 1976-1977. The study covers two main interests. First, particular attention is given to the adaptive processes common to all newcomers, which I call the newcomer career. These processes include: making and maintaining friends; making commitments to local activities; obtaining and giving help and support; and...[Show more]
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