Refugees -- Oregon -- Portland, Refugees -- Social adjustment, Refugees -- Employment, Social work with immigrants -- Oregon, Immigrants -- Services for -- Oregon
Discusses the cultural clashes generated when communities attempt to assimilate foreign refugees. Focuses on the difficulties refugees have adapting to new cultural milieus, problems finding and maintaining employment, and how religious practices can complicate successful resettlement.
Lipman, Meryl, "When worlds collide : a report from the cultural divide" (2007 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)
Originally appeared in the Winter 2007 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.