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Title: Cape Verdeanness as a complex social construct: analysis of ethnicity through complexity theory
Authors: Góis, Pedro 
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Serial title, monograph or event: Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multi-Ethnic Europe
Place of publication or event: Amsterdam
Abstract: Emigration was an economic strategy for Cape Verdeans from as early as the eighteenth century. It has become an important element of Cape Verdean social identity or, as this identity also has been called, Cape Verdeanness. In a situation where there are more Cape Verdean emigrants and their descendants outside Cape Verde than living within the archipelago itself, traditional theories of migration and/or national identity placing more importance on origin than on all other features in the process of identity construction seem misplaced.
ISBN: 9789089640468
Rights: openAccess
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