Click here to download

Mixed Marriages and Assimilations Among Foreigners in Italy
Journal Title: MONDI MIGRANTI 
Author/s: Asher D. Colombo, Luigi La Fauci 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  25 Pg. 57-81 FullText PDF:  209 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MM2017-002004
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


Distinguishing assimilation from integration, an often overlooked conceptual distinction, this paper analyses a central dimension of assimilation in Italy: mixed marriages between foreigners and national citizens, their incidence and forms. Data is drawn from Istat «Condizioni e integrazione sociale dei cittadini stranieri in Italia» survey. Three main results emerge. First, mixed marriages are rare in all examined migrant groups. Second, exogamy varies greatly according to nationality and gender. Third, timing of immigration and immigrant generation influence exogamy according to nationality and gender. Further research is needed to examine the importance of sending countries, migrant communities, and immigration systems.
Keywords: Immigration; Assimilation; Mixed Marriages.

  1. Alba R. e Foner N. (2015). Strangers No More. Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  2. Alba R. e Foner N. (2014). Comparing Immigrant Integration in North America and Western Europe: How Much Do the Grand Narratives Tell Us? International Migration Review, 48, s1: S263-S291;
  3. Augustin B., Hg. (1993). Mariages mixtes. Hommes et Migration, 1167: 6-9.
  4. Azzolini, D. e Guetto R. (2016). La crescita delle unioni miste in Italia: un indicatore di integrazione o di marginalità degli immigrati? La società italiana e le grandi crisi economiche, 1929-2016. Roma: Istat.
  5. Barbagli M. e Schmoll C. (2011). La generazione dopo. Bologna: il Mulino.
  6. Barbagli M. e Schmoll C. (2011). Le religioni delle seconde generazioni. In: Barbagli M. e Schmoll C., cit.: 265-285.
  7. Beccalli B. (1998). La differenza in frantumi. In: Melucci A., cit.: 213-227.
  8. Blalock H. M. (1984). Statistica per la ricerca sociale. Bologna: il Mulino; Social Statistics, New York, Mc-Graw-Hill, 1960, 1972, 1979.
  9. Brubaker R. (2001). The return of assimilation? Changing perspectives on immigration and its sequels in France, Germany, and the United States. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 24, 4: 531-548;, 10.1080/01419870120049770DOI: 10.1080/01419870120049770
  10. Charsley K. (2005). Unhappy husbands: masculinity and migration in transnational Pakistani marriages. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11, 1: 85-105.
  11. Coleman D.A. (2009). Divergent patterns in the ethnic transformation of societies. Population and Development Review, 35, 3: 449-478;
  12. Coleman D.A. (2008). The demographic effects of international migration in Europe. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 24, 3: 453-477;
  13. Coleman D.A. (1994). Trends in fertility and intermarriage among immigrant populations in Western Europe as measures of integration. Journal of biosocial science, 26, 1: 107-136;
  14. Colombo A. e La Fauci L. (in corso di pubblicazione). Non più stranieri. Strutture familiari e assimilazione degli stranieri in Italia. In: Istat, Condizione e integrazione sociale dei cittadini stranieri in Italia. Roma.
  15. Colombo A. e Sciortino G. (2004). Gli immigrati in Italia. Bologna: il Mulino.
  16. Cretser G.A. (1999). Cross-national marriage in Sweden: Immigration and assimilation 1971-1993. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 30, 3: 363-380.
  17. Dalla Zuanna, G., Farina P. e Strozza S. (2009). Nuovi italiani. I giovani immigrati cambieranno il nostro paese? Bologna: il Mulino.
  18. Dribe M. e Lundh C. (2011). Cultural Dissimilarity and Intermarriage. A Longitudinal Study of Immigrants in Sweden 1990-2005. International Migration Review, 45, 2: 297-324;
  19. Hackett C., Grim B. e Stonawski M. (2012). The global religious landscape. A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Washington: Pew Research Center: 80.
  20. Heath A., Rothon C. e Kilpi E. (2008). The second generation in Western Europe: Education, unemployment, and occupational attainment. Annual Review of Sociology, 34: 211-235;
  21. Hoerder D. (2002). Cultures in contact. World Migrations in the Second Millennium. Durham: Duke University Press.
  22. Kalmijn M. (1998). Intermarriage and homogamy: Causes, patterns, trends. Annual Review of Sociology, 24: 395-421;
  23. Kazal R. A. (1995). Revisiting Assimilation: The Rise, Fall, and Reappraisal of a Concept in American Ethnic History. The American Historical Review, 100, 2: 437-471;, 10.2307/2169006DOI: 10.2307/2169006
  24. Lievens J. (1999). Family-forming migration from Turkey and Morocco to Belgium: The demand for marriage partners from the countries of origin. International Migration Review, 33, 3: 717-744;, 10.2307/2547532DOI: 10.2307/2547532
  25. Massey D.S., Arango J., Hugo G., Kouaouci A., Pellegrino A. e Taylor J. E. (1993). Theories of International Migration - a Review and Appraisal. Population and Development Review, 19, 3: 431-466;, 10.2307/2938462DOI: 10.2307/2938462
  26. Melucci A. (1998). Fine della modernità? Milano: Guerini e associati.
  27. Muñoz-Perez, F. e Tribalat M. (1993). Observation statistique des mariages mixtes. In: Augustin B. (Hg.). cit.
  28. Muñoz-Perez F. e Tribalat M. (1984). Mariages d'étrangers et mariages mixtes en France: Évolution depuis la Première Guerre. Population (French Edition), 39, 3: 427-462;, 10.2307/1532897DOI: 10.2307/1532897
  29. Rumbaut R.G. (2004). Ages, life stages, and generational cohorts: Decomposing the immigrant first and second generations in the United States. International migration review, 38, 3: 1160-1205;
  30. Sánchez-Domínguez M., de Valk H. e Reher D. (2011). Marriage strategies among immigrants in Spain. Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 69, (M1): 139-166.
  31. Shaw A. (2002). Kinship, cultural preference and immigration: consanguineous marriage among British Pakistanis. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 7, 2: 315-334.
  32. Song, D.M. (2009). Is intermarriage a good indicator of integration? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35; 2: 331-348;, 10.1080/13691830802586476DOI: 10.1080/13691830802586476
  33. Sonnino E., ed. (2003). La popolazione straniera in Italia (1986-1996): matrimoni, nascite, stime di fecondità. Roma: Università degli studi di Roma «La Sapienza».
  34. Strozza S. e De Santis G. (2017). Rapporto sulla popolazione. Le molte facce della presenza straniera in Italia. Bologna: il Mulino.
  35. Tilly C. (1976). Migration in Modern European History. CRSO Working Paper, University of Michigan: 44.
  36. Todd E. (1994). Le destin des immigrés: assimilation et ségrégation dans les démocraties occidentales. Seuil.
  37. Tognetti Bordogna M. (1996). Legami familiari e immigrazione: i matrimoni misti. Torino: L’Harmattan Italia.
  38. Tribalat M. (2013). Assimilation, la fin du modèle français, Editions Toucan.
  39. Trilla C.C., Esteve A. e Domingo A. (2008). Marriage Patterns of the Foreign-Born Population in a New Country of Immigration: The Case of Spain. International Migration Review, 42, 4: 877-902;

Asher D. Colombo, Luigi La Fauci, Mixed Marriages and Assimilations Among Foreigners in Italy in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 2/2017, pp. 57-81, DOI:10.3280/MM2017-002004

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content