''Second Generation'' Cultural Retention and Ethnic Identity: Young Portuguese and Portuguese-Descendants in Canada

''Second Generation'' Cultural Retention and Ethnic Identity: Young Portuguese and Portuguese-Descendants in Canada

''Second Generation'' Cultural Retention and Ethnic Identity: Young Portuguese and Portuguese-Descendants in Canada

''Second Generation'' Cultural Retention and Ethnic Identity: Young Portuguese and Portuguese-Descendants in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [4653]

Oliveira, Manuel Armando et Teixeira, Carlos. 2003. «''Second Generation'' Cultural Retention and Ethnic Identity: Young Portuguese and Portuguese-Descendants in Canada ». Portuguese Studies Review, vol. 11, no 2, p. 1-23.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Cet article explore les relations d’appartenance qu’ont les jeunes Portuguais avec leur pays et culture d’origine.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
- Entrevues faites avec 23 jeunes Portuguais ou d’origine portugaise;
- 354 jeunes Portuguais ou d’origine portugaise, de Montréal et Toronto.

Type de traitement des données :
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3. Résumé


« The way in which young Portuguese and Portuguese-descendants of the diaspora relate to Portugal and the Portuguese culture, namely with respect to cultural and linguistic retention, is important in various respects, and may be analyzed from a number of perspectives. Looking at the situation from the point of view of young Portuguese and Portuguese-descendants living in the cities of Toronto and Montreal, in Canada, the present paper seeks to understand their attachment to (or detachment from) both of those realities - Portugal and the Portuguese culture - and, thus, their acceptance or denial of their respective ethnic identity. Naturally, this perspective is of interest to the youths themselves, as it concerns aspects of their life that are as important to them as their own identity. But it is also a perspective that bears considerable interest for the country of origin, since it provides a glimpse into what the future may hold in terms of the relationship between that country of origin and its diaspora, namely with respect to the very nature and intensity of that relationship. » ( p. 1)