Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity
Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity
Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European Communities in Portugal
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Table of contents - 6 Acknowledgements - 10 List of figures and tables - 14 Abbreviations - 16 1. Introduction - 20 2. Integration and identity: Theoretical concepts and approaches - 32 3. The phenomenon of migrant associations - 66 4. Characteristics and consequences of immigration to Portugal - 98 5. Setting the scene: Research design and fieldwork methodology - 130 6. The associations: A typology - 146 7. The associations, integration and identity: Strategies for coping? - 184 8. The associations and Portuguese social and community services - 224 9 Conclusion - 268 Epilogue - 288 Appendix: List of interviewees - 290 Notes - 296 Bibliography - 320

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“This book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the role immigrant associations play in migrant integration processes and identity formation. João Sardinha provides rich new empirical evidence on Portuguese immigrant communities spanning three continents.” --Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Director and Senior Researcher Centro de Estudos Geográficos, University of Lisbon “A rich blend of theoretical insight and extensive field research, this book by João Sardinha shows that immigrant associations both foster ethnic identity and act as a channel for integration to the Portuguese host society.” -- Russell King, Professor of Geography, University of Sussex and Editor, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

João Sardinha

Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity

Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European Communities in Portugal

This book sheds light on the integration processes and identity patterns of Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European communities in Portugal. It examines the privileged position that immigrant organisations hold as interlocutors between the communities they represent and various social service mechanisms operating at national and local levels. Through the collection of ethnographic data and the realisation of 110 interviews with community insiders and middlemen, culled over a year’s time, João Sardinha provides insight into how the three groups are perceived by their respective associations and representatives. Following up on the rich data is a discussion of strategies of coping with integration and identity in the host society and reflections on Portuguese social and community services and institutions.

João Sardinha

João Sardinha is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra.