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Author Boufoybastick, Béatrice
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Publisher Research Centre on Identity and Migration Studies-RCIMI, University of Oradea
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2015-11-16
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) JV1-9480
Subject Keyword Political science ♦ Culturometrics ♦ Globalization ♦ Transnational identities ♦ Emigration and immigration ♦ International migration ♦ Colonies and colonization
Abstract Trans-national identity is a composite of individual and group identity development, construction and negotiation. It is of importance to the collective and to the individual. Its significance extends from collective national action through its influences on governmental policy to the individual who simply asks, "Who am I?" Globalization and modern labor movements between countries with diasporic populations complicate the already complex rapidly changing interdependencies of cultural-ethnic identities comprising individual and collective trans-national identity. This paper utilizes an instrument for assessing, comparing and tracking the changing composite cultural-ethnic identities of individuals and groups that comprise trans-national identity. The instrument is the Cultural Index (Boufoy-Bastick, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008); a two-item ipsative scale capable of being grounded in each group's definition of their own identity. Jamaican respondents (N=126) participated in a one-on-one Mall interrupt survey to assess the relative contributions of Jamaican, African and Anglo-American cultures to their trans-national identity. Gender and age comparisons, tested for both construct and concurrent validity, showed that Anglo-American culture currently has a significantly smaller impact on Jamaican's collective trans-national identity than do both African and Jamaican cultures. The research is important for monitoring the intrusions of Globalization on the trans-national identities of diasporic communities.
ISSN 18435610
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-05-01
e-ISSN 18435610
Journal Journal of Identity and Migration Studies
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 1
Page Count 19
Starting Page 91
Ending Page 109


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