"Static Migration". Reshaping Ethnic Identities in the Processes of Glocalization
"Static Migration". Reshaping Ethnic Identities in the Processes of Glocalization

Author(s): Ildikó Hortobágyi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universitatii Transilvania din Brasov
Keywords: multiple identities; intercultural; multicultural; cosmopolitan

Summary/Abstract: In a world which is currently undergoing new processes of socioeconomic and geo-political realignment not only migration but also continuous adaptation to the changing local environment leads people to develop multiple identities. Considering as a starting point the on-going mutations characteristic of well functioning multicultural and multilingual western societies, my paper examines the shifts that occur in asserting one’s ethnic identity without physically leaving the region. The paper, based on an interdisciplinary comparative approach, aims to investigate socio-economic and communication factors related to trade and travel that influence the cultural perception of the self in an intercultural community.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English