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Global and affirmative identities

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028832
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0008
Global and affirmative identities

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This chapter describes the remigrant experience through an examination of the global identity profile. The global identity commences from a novel point of departure and individuals with this profile are multiple sojourners prior to their immigration; that is, over time they have moved in and out of their home countries, primarily for work assignments, and consequently have a keen sense of themselves as cultural beings. Thus, they begin their migration journey with an awareness of how their values, beliefs, customs, and preferences are shaped by their home culture. It reports that the CIM predicts few migrants will experience a global identity, and the Hong Kong Remigration Project confirms the prediction.

Keywords: remigrant experience; global identity; multiple sojourners; immigration; CIM; Hong Kong Remigration Project

Chapter.  9082 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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