Political déjà Vu : Symbolic transferability and political cultural reconstruction among Mexican migrants in New Zealand

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Title Political déjà Vu : Symbolic transferability and political cultural reconstruction among Mexican migrants in New Zealand
Author Merelo, Guillermo
Research Centre Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Editor Hellström, Anders
Date 2017
English abstract
Using a semiotic-interpretive approach to the concept of political acculturation this paper explores the processes of political cultural reconstruction of 60 members of the Mexican community in New Zealand. Based on four years of ethnographic research it argues that the post-migratory reconstruction of the political arena follows common cognitive and emotional lines. These are illustrated in a four-stage process of cultural mediation through which individuals ascribe meaning to symbolic representations of politics experienced in two political settings. The paper depicts political acculturative phenomena as endless processes of negotiation resulting in constantly evolving hybrid frameworks through which migrants understand and respond to the challenges posited by the polities they inhabit.
Publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM)
Series/Issue MIM Working Paper Series;17:1
Pages 32
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note Bio notes Guillermo Merelo is a doctoral candidate in politics and i... (see Details for more)
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