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Schryer’s critical argument is that ethnic teams are as a lot smooth “myths” as they're vital parts of a socially developed fact.

concentrating on the big cohort of immigrants from the Netherlands and the previous Dutch East Indies who arrived in Canada among 1947 and 1960, Schryer exhibits how the Dutch, regardless of a lack of ethnic id and a excessive point of linguistic assimilation, replicated many facets in their place of origin. whereas illustrating and illuminating the variety between immigrants sharing a typical nationwide foundation, Schryer retains sight of what's universal between them. In doing so, he exhibits how deeply ingrained behavior have been converted in a Canadian context, leading to either continuities and discontinuities. the result's a variegated picture reflecting a multidimensional truth.

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