African Diaspora Identities: Negotiating Culture in by John A. Arthur

By John A. Arthur

African Diaspora Identities offers insights into the advanced transnational strategies desirous about shaping the migratory identities of African immigrants. It seeks to appreciate the sturdiness of those African transnational migrant identities and their impression on inter-minority workforce relationships. John A. Arthur demonstrates that the identities African immigrants build usually transcends country-specific cultures and normative trust platforms. He illuminates the truth that those transnational migrant identities are an amalgamation of a number of identities shaped in assorted social transnational settings. the U.S. has develop into a website for the cultural formations, manifestations, and contestations of the more moderen identities that those immigrants search to depict in cross-cultural and worldwide settings. depending totally on their robust human capital assets (education and family), Africans are devising inventive, encompassing, and powerful how you can place and reposition their new identities. In combining their African cultural kinds and identities with new roles, norms, and ideology that they imbibe within the usa and all over else they've got settled, Africans are redefining what it capacity to be black in a race-, ethnicity-, and color-conscious American society.

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As such, these data can be used in describing population attributes including socio-demographic and classificatory information. Cross-sectional and longitudinal trends in the immigrant stock represented in each of these data files can be ascertained and their import for migration studies highlighted. STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION OF BOOK Each chapter is organized around different aspects of African immigrant identity formation and expression in the United States. Chapter 2 positions the identities of African immigrants in transnational migration by examining the nature of the migration of Africa’s skilled and professional classes within the nexus of the African brain drain.

Indd 16 7/28/10 11:14 AM Constructing African Immigrant Identities 17 move, they never abandon the ties that they have with their home countries; the social spaces of home and host societies are connected and treated as extensions of the same with minor and or major configurations and reconfigurations depending on contextual realities associated with the migratory experiences and processes. Foner showed that there are historical continuities in terms of how migrants conceive and rationalize transnational social fields and spaces.

30. See Wolcott, H. (1995). The Art of Fieldwork. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press. 31. The outcome of organizing the focus group sessions was that it yielded valuable ethnographic narratives which gave context to, and shaped the transnational migratory experiences of the respondents. It permitted the research to study the immigrants as actors who are involved in living out the realities and experiences of what it means to be an immigrant in host societies as well as in the migrants’ countries of origination.

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