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Título: Migration or diaspora? Perceptions of the Cape Verdean dispersion in the world
Autor: Évora, Iolanda
Data: 2013
Editora: ISEG - CEsA
Citação: Évora, Iolanda. 2013. "Migration or diaspora? Perceptions of the Cape Verdean dispersion in the world". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão – CEsA Documentos de Trabalho nº 115-2013
Relatório da Série N.º: CEsA Documentos de Trabalho; nº 115-2013
Resumo: The word diaspora is becoming increasingly more used in the intellectual and institutional fields, as well as in the media to designate Cape Verdean migration. However, the traditional and common designations about the Cape Verdean abroad and of the transnational constitutions that emigration promotes in the archipelago are still upheld. In this work, we discuss the most common conceptions of Cape Verdean dispersion, the way these are connected with life stories (individual and collective) that are always affected by emigration and as well as with the practical knowledge the Cape Verdean society has of the migration world. Furthermore, we reflect on the reasons for the scarce dissemination of the word diaspora amongst the poorer segments of the population, taking into consideration that non-emigration on one hand and the social and class position changes derived from emigration on the other are considered the most outstanding social experiments of the archipelago. On the other side, the current adoption of the word diaspora as a synonym of migration seems to express the intellectual and official concerns regarding the political, social and cultural effects of the expressive Cape Verdean dispersion, with the probability of the scattered communities gradually escaping the nation’s political rise.
Descrição: Paper presented in the 4th European Conference on African Studies ECAS4 “African Engagements: on whose terms?” / Uppsala, 15-18 June 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/6055
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