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Identity, language and belonging on Jersey: migration and the Channel Islands

Identity, language and belonging on Jersey: migration and the Channel Islands
Identity, language and belonging on Jersey: migration and the Channel Islands
This book is the culmination of more than a decade of detailed fieldwork research into migration, identity and language on Jersey, the Channel Islands. By establishing major historical events and migratory flows, I consider the significance of the small island setting, emergent identities, language practices and conceptualizations of belonging within the multicultural and multilingual space, focusing in particular on the Madeiran Portuguese diaspora.

Part I sets out some of the macro implications of Jersey’s key historical migratory movement. Chapter 1 offers a brief introduction to Jersey and its institutions. In Chapter 2 I establish theoretical concepts that contextualise my discussion in Chapter 3 of historical migratory flows, pre- and post- WWII population transformations and the German Occupation.

Part II adopts a more contemporary and focussed approach to recent migrations to the Island, culminating in a detailed examination of the Madeiran Portuguese, their linguistic ideologies and identification practices. Chapter 4 analyses the trajectories of migrant groups to Jersey since 1945 in line with current principles and models of global movement and transnationalism and highlighting the key role of language. In Chapter 5, I analyse ‘local’ Jersey identification and linguistic practices across space and place, and their influence on attitudes and ideologies towards migrants. Chapter 6 focuses on empirical fieldwork that examines Madeiran Portuguese migration and the relationship between ideologies of belonging, return and social embeddedness and identification practices, language use and age group island-to-island migration contexts. Chapter 7 offers conclusions to my findings.
language and identity, Ideology, Transnational Migration, Madeiran Portuguese, Channel Islands
Palgrave Macmillan
Beswick, Jaine
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Wright, Sue
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Beswick, Jaine , Wright, Sue and Kelly-Holmes, Helen (eds.) (2020) Identity, language and belonging on Jersey: migration and the Channel Islands (Language and Globalisation), Palgrave Macmillan, 250pp.

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This book is the culmination of more than a decade of detailed fieldwork research into migration, identity and language on Jersey, the Channel Islands. By establishing major historical events and migratory flows, I consider the significance of the small island setting, emergent identities, language practices and conceptualizations of belonging within the multicultural and multilingual space, focusing in particular on the Madeiran Portuguese diaspora.

Part I sets out some of the macro implications of Jersey’s key historical migratory movement. Chapter 1 offers a brief introduction to Jersey and its institutions. In Chapter 2 I establish theoretical concepts that contextualise my discussion in Chapter 3 of historical migratory flows, pre- and post- WWII population transformations and the German Occupation.

Part II adopts a more contemporary and focussed approach to recent migrations to the Island, culminating in a detailed examination of the Madeiran Portuguese, their linguistic ideologies and identification practices. Chapter 4 analyses the trajectories of migrant groups to Jersey since 1945 in line with current principles and models of global movement and transnationalism and highlighting the key role of language. In Chapter 5, I analyse ‘local’ Jersey identification and linguistic practices across space and place, and their influence on attitudes and ideologies towards migrants. Chapter 6 focuses on empirical fieldwork that examines Madeiran Portuguese migration and the relationship between ideologies of belonging, return and social embeddedness and identification practices, language use and age group island-to-island migration contexts. Chapter 7 offers conclusions to my findings.

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Submitted date: 25 May 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 June 2020
Published date: 2020
Keywords: language and identity, Ideology, Transnational Migration, Madeiran Portuguese, Channel Islands

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436882
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Author: Jaine Beswick
Editor: Sue Wright
Editor: Helen Kelly-Holmes

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