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ERIC Number: EJ917853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Identity Formation as a Contemporary Adaptation Strategy: Chinese Immigrants in Italy
Mleczko, Agata
European Education, v42 n4 p25-48 Win 2010-2011
This article uses the theory of bright vs. blurred boundaries of Alba (2005) and the adaptation strategies of Berry (2005) to explore the national context of the process of identity formation. Issues of citizenship, language, religion, and race are discussed within the national context of Italy. The study is based on field research among the Chinese diaspora in Milan in 2006-7. Although it is focused on a particular national minority, this research seeks to describe the broader process of identity formation in a national context and explores the adaptation strategies used by immigrants in the process of positive identity formation. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy