Confrontação com o país de origem e redefinição das identificações: Descendentes de migrantes portugueses no contexto intraeuropeu (França-Portugal)

Abstract : This article analyzes the ways in which the self-identifications of Portuguese migrants' descendants in France are redefined throughout their life cycle and their travels back and forth between their country of origin and France. This study of second-generation Luso-descendants is based on ethnographic data collected between 2000 and 2006 in both France and Portugal through a survey of forty-eight young binationals, the majority of whom have a bachelor's degree. The study reveals the extent to which the transnationalism (broadly defined) of the second-generation is connected to their family's migration project focused on returning to the village of origin, on transgenerational solidarity, and on a certain endogamy, as well as on considerable spatial mobility in an intraeuropean context. In the early 2000s, this mobility between the country of origin and the country of settlement was partly due to European Union policies of student mobility, but also to the Portuguese state's diaspora policy for Luso-descendants. The life experiences of these Luso-descendants constitute a new and rewarding identification resource to counter the invisibility and the "double devaluation," both social and cultural, of Portuguese immigrants in French society.
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Irène dos Santos. Confrontação com o país de origem e redefinição das identificações: Descendentes de migrantes portugueses no contexto intraeuropeu (França-Portugal). InterDisciplinary Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies, Anderson university, 2014, Luso-descendants in Diaspora: Negotiating Identities and Transnational Mobility, 3 (2), pp.433-459. ⟨ird-02010770⟩

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