Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity

Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity

Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European Communities in Portugal

eBook - 2009
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"This book sheds light on the integration processes and identity patterns of Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European communities in Portugal. It examines the privileged position that immigrant organisations hold as interlocutors between the communities they represent and various social service mechanisms operating at national and local levels. Through the collection of ethnographic data and the realisation of 110 interviews with community insiders and middlemen, culled over a year's time, Joâo Sardinha provides insight into how the three groups are perceived by their respective associations and representatives. Following up on the rich data is a discussion of strategies of coping with integration and identity in the host society and reflections on Portuguese social and community services and institutions"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9789048506736
9048506735
9789089640369
9089640363
9789089640369
Characteristics: 1 online resource (335 pages) : maps, charts

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