Migration history, social well being and cultural interactions

TitleMigration history, social well being and cultural interactions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsZamperini A, Giuliani C
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published06/2010
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordscultures, family and social well-being, immigration

Based on research contributions collected in this first monographic volume, this article addresses several crucial aspects which describe the immigration history and the immigrants’ encounter with the new reality. The transition from the idea of "multiculturalism" to "interculture" characterizes the various contributions, with the aim of exploring geographical, mental and emotional changes experienced by migrants. Many issues are discussed: the migration project and pre-migration variables, the initial phase of migrant's settlement in the host country (political and legislative system, labour market, support networks), the next stage of stabilization of migrants and related social dynamics and challenges for Western societies (promotion of social well being, social justice).