edoc

Mapping the social space of transnational migrants on the basis of their (supra)national belongings: the case of French citizens in Berlin

Duchêne-Lacroix, Cédric and Koukoutsaki-Monnier, Angeliki. (2015) Mapping the social space of transnational migrants on the basis of their (supra)national belongings: the case of French citizens in Berlin. Journal Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power, 23 (2). pp. 1-19.

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
407Kb

Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/42939/

Downloads: Statistics Overview

Abstract

In traditional migration theory, social self-identification is usually linked with the process and quality of integration and with the nationality of the countries of ‘origin’ and of residence. But in the context of a supranational integrated area like the European Union, the self-identification of European people living (also) abroad in another European country can be more complicated. What sorts of identity combinations do they produce in this situation? Could we interpret their choice in the light of their social, economic, cultural capitals and (multi)local integration? Based on an empirical analysis of French citizens in Berlin this article confirms that identity self-combining – not just the identity elements – and the position of the ego in the social space are related. The meaning of the same identity category depends on the respondent’s profiles.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Soziologie (Mäder)
UniBasel Contributors:Duchêne-Lacroix, Cédric
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis online
ISSN:1070-289X
e-ISSN:1547-3384
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
Last Modified:02 Mar 2018 10:48
Deposited On:22 Sep 2016 09:26

Repository Staff Only: item control page