Between Cultures - Zwischen den Kulturen. Cultural
and Social Integration of German Immigrants in Pittsburgh 1843-1873
/ Die kulturelle und gesellschaftliche Integration deutscher Einwanderer
in Pittsburgh 1843-1873
and lager beer, Oktoberfest and Männerchor – Some German traditions
have survived in the U.S. ever since the arrival of German immigrants.
This book looks at how 19th-century German-Americans in Pittsburgh
managed to combine a rich cultural heritage with the demands of a new
economic, demographic and religious variables are usually believed to
be the most decisive factors for migrant identity and integration, the
author compellingly highlights the significance of cultural aspects for
the formation of a collective minority identity. By developing a
methodology for describing immigrant cultural identity, its components
and influence on assimilation processes, the book complements
traditional approaches to migration research.
Monika Kugemann has studied Theater, Media, English Literature and Journalism. This volume is a revised version of her PhD thesis.