This study explores how members of a particular group of German sojourners—military and quasi-military personnel and their families—whose acculturative experience occurs largely within the closely-bounded confines of a military base, adjust to life in the American Southwest. I use a mixed-methods approach, including grounded theory, to interpret data produced by short questionnaires, in-depth interviews with eleven German participants, and my personal experience as a German sojourner.
Rosev, Tatjana K.
"Island Hopping as a Mode of Acculturation: The Experience of German Sojourners in the American Southwest,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 8, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol8/iss1/3