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People usually are not so firmly rooted as they was once. The better frequency, at the very least within the Western global, with which individuals stream apartment will be visible from the facts. Many migrate voluntarily, or below compulsion, to accumulate new existences in different components of the rustic or in different components of the realm. the issues which face those people who are obliged to settle somewhere else became concerns of nationwide and foreign political significance. of contemporary years they've got additionally develop into the topics of sociological and socio-psychological study. The mental examine of which this booklet supplies 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 adolescence. Born and bred in one other a part of the realm they embarked in teams to the Nether­ lands, which that they had by no means obvious earlier than, while the rustic they lived in grew to become self sufficient. doubtless they'd a shiny snapshot of the Netherlands. It used to be the mummy state; that they had heard very much approximately it throughout the easy schooling they'd bought. They have been familiar with it via images and during the touch, even if superficial, with representatives of the ruling state. the army provider which had performed such a tremendous half within the lives of the male adults had made them think certain up with the rustic of the home of Orange.

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Nevertheless, the notion of being inferior to the white Dutchman with his West European manners and of being regarded as inferior remained. Throughout all those years in Indonesia it was as if it had grown as a fleece before his eyes, colouring all his views about the Dutchman. In addition, every noticed difference of behaviour and ideas was syncretic ally geared to the difference in pigmentation that existed between the refugee and the Dutch. His dusky skin was the most tangible confirmation of his ingrained * The bars of the diagram give the average value, calculated for those people who gave their evaluation both with respect to a) and b).

You could drop in to friends and relations if you felt like it; you could go out to the cinema or restaurant if that took your fancy, because you had servants who would look after the children and do much of the housework. You had freedom of action. Here you live in one of those little rooms, in which you have to do everything. You can't move; you feel like a prisoner. If you go outside, there isn't any space either. The people here live on top of each other. It is overcrowded everywhere. " Apparently by this they meant the way of life and atmosphere of the milieu in which they had grown up from childhood and in which they felt at ease.

Housing is so cramped, just like a doll's house, and there is very little, if any garden. People live on top of each other. It's true everything's just round the corner; the chemist's, the doctor and the shops. The roofs are different here, there like this: * here like this: ** and all those chimneys! - you don't get them there. Many houses here have big glass windows but what they don't have is a verandah. The inside walls are wall-papered and the floors are laid with linoleum. In Indonesia they have white walls and stone floors.

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