Personal social networks as a superdiversity dimension: A qualitative approach with second-generation Americans
Estados Unidos da América
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The United States of America is a country with a long tradition of migration in which second- and third-generation Americans have been assimilated into a cultural ‘melting pot.’ This multicultural reality highlights the many varied elements of superdiversity that make up the complex characteristics of contemporary society in this country. In the present study, the authors seek to identify some of these elements of superdiversity by viewing them qualitatively through the eyes and experiences of offspring of multicultural transnational couples with a migratory background living in the US. The primary data collection consisted of 90-minute personal interviews with 29 subjects between 15 and 30 years of age who reside in the state of Florida and whose parents identified as being from different national origins. The results show significant differences in interpretations between the classic definitions of nationality and cultural identity, highlighting personal networks as a dimension to be taken into account for the analysis of superdiversity. Implications for practice and some directions for future research are discussed.
This article was supported by national funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in the Strategic Financing of the R&D Unit UID/SOC/03126/2019.
Florida,Multicultural heritage,Personal social networks,Second-generation,Superdiversity dimensions
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
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