Cornish identities and migration: a multi-scalar approach

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Cornish identities and migration: a multi-scalar approach

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dc.contributor.author Deacon, Bernard en_GB
dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Sharron en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-16T08:40:17Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-26T10:37:00Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:21:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In this article we argue that theories of transnationalism have value in exploring the historical context of migration and that historical contexts help to shape such theoretical conceptualizations. Historians of migration have now begun to engage more directly with the literature of transnationalism, focusing on the networks that linked settler and home communities. Here we add to this by examining a nineteenth-century migrant community from a British region through the lens of transnationalism, applying the concept to the case of the Cornish, whose economic specialization produced culturally distinct Cornish communities on the mining frontiers of North America, Australia and South Africa. In doing so, we bring together the issues of scale and time. We review the multiple levels of the Cornish transnational space of the late nineteenth century, which exhibited aspects of both core transnationalism and translocalism. This waned, but in the later twentieth century, a renewed interest in a transnational Cornish identity re-emerged, articulating with changing identity claims in Cornwall itself. To capture better the experience of the Cornish over these two very different phases of transnationalism we identify another subset of transnationalism - that of transregionalism. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship Leverhulme Trust en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 7(3), pp.289–306 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1471-0374.2007.00170.x en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/26432 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2007.00170.x en_GB
dc.subject Cornwall en_GB
dc.subject identity en_GB
dc.subject migration en_GB
dc.subject transnationalism en_GB
dc.title Cornish identities and migration: a multi-scalar approach en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-05-16T08:40:17Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-26T10:37:00Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:21:44Z
dc.identifier.issn 1470-2266 en_GB
dc.description The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com. 24 month embargo by the publisher. Article will be released July 2009. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1471-0374 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Global Networks en_GB


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