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People aren't so firmly rooted as they was once. The better frequency, no less than within the Western international, with which individuals circulation condo may be obvious from the records. Many migrate voluntarily, or less than compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different elements of the rustic or in different components of the area. the issues which face those people who are obliged to settle in other places became issues of nationwide and foreign political value. of contemporary years they've got additionally turn into the themes of sociological and socio-psychological examine. The mental examine of which this e-book offers an account came about between households who a few years in the past emigrated from what used to be then often called the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands. Dutch is the language spoken from their early life. Born and bred in one other a part of the area they embarked in teams to the NetherĀ­ lands, which they'd by no means noticeable ahead of, whilst the rustic they lived in turned self sufficient. doubtless that they had a brilliant picture of the Netherlands. It used to be the mum nation; they'd heard greatly approximately it throughout the easy schooling they'd acquired. They have been conversant in it via photos and during the touch, even if superficial, with representatives of the ruling kingdom. the army provider which had performed such a massive half within the lives of the male adults had made them suppose sure up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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I often feel homesick ... " "My mother and sisters are still in Indonesia. ] "No, I don't. I haven't got my family here. " "We miss our parents and relations. There were eleven of us when we were still out there. " "Real, trusted friends"! [Pointing to the mantelpiece at two photographs of a couple of friends left behind in Indonesia]. "I miss my circle of friends. " "The family! I don't receive any more letters from Indonesia. That's terrible ... " "Oh, I've got my mother and three sisters all living here in the same street.

Our literal request was as follows: "In your household in Indonesia there were, of course, always jobs to be done. What I should like very much to know is what share the husband, the wife, or someone else took. Will you together determine that share for each of the jobs listed below? For each job you have 10 marks to divide between the three. g. " This questionnaire was applied twice. On the first occasion, about half a year after the date of arrival in the Netherlands, the questionnaire was concerned with household occupations in Indonesia; on the second, about 2!

Here we're so much thrown on our own resources. The longing to be together again is very strong. Our homesickness isn't relieved, because we're not accepted by other people here. 1 do miss my circle of friends. Here you're a foreigner because you haven't grown up amongst these people. Real, trusted friends that we had out there, that's what \i'e miss here [pointing to two photo's on the mantelpiece]. What we need very badly is contact with people here, where you can drop in and stay a while. We lack contact with the outside world.

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