P060
Cape Verdean diaspora: dialogues and contemporary relationships
Convenors:
Iolanda Évora (Instituto de Economia e Gestao, ISEG, Univ Tecn Lisboa )
Andréa de Lobo (University of Brasília)
Discussant:
Juliana Braz Dias (Universidade de Brasília)
Location:
C5.05
Start time:
27 June, 2013 at 11:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

We propose a discussion on the multiple dimensions of Cape Verdean society of diaspora and aspects of social life within the diasporic space- culture, identity, social relations, new migration, gender relations, economic and power relations and the social capital generated in the field of migration.

Long abstract:

The Cape Verdean communities abroad show up increasingly rooted in their societies of destination and, simultaneously, intensify the pathways and networks that approach the emigrants between them and with the archipelago. Nowadays, the population seeks to explore systematically the economic and identity advantages of networks to develop their activities at a supranational scale. Meanwhile, Cape Verde no longer presents itself as just the past of the diaspora but, much more, seeking to explain and update itself as part of a society of diaspora. This panel proposes a discussion on the multiple dimensions of Cape Verdean society of diaspora and the diasporic space as the place of creation of the major products, signs and symbols that describe the Cape Verdean society within and outside the archipelago. We invite researchers to revisit: the national, non-national and transnational nexus; the current social practices of the diaspora and its influence on the powerful narratives about the fate of the Cape Verdean nation; the processes of mobility of people, goods and ideas within diasporic space; the political projects of migrants' participation; and the participation of migrants and non-migrants in the social, cultural, political and economic life of the archipelago and of the communities abroad, respectively. We expect that these works reaches the groups affected by the Cape Verdean migration on different aspects of social life - culture, identity, social relations, new migration, gender relations, economic and power relations and the multiple dynamics of competition for important (social) capital generated in the field of migration.