TITLE

Pratiques identitaires et racialisation des immigrants africains francophones en Alberta

AUTHOR(S)
MADIBBO, AMAL
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Ethnic Studies;2010, Vol. 41/42 Issue 3-1, p175
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the identity practices of the first generation of African Francophone immigrants in Alberta. It demonstrates that they develop multiple forms of belonging to many social groups, whose principal manifestation includes a collective belonging to the ethnic community of the country of origin, to the francophone community, and to Canadian society in general. The racialisation which is manifested in three forms of discrimination-i. e., linguistic discrimination towards the Francophones of Canada, racial discrimination in Canadian society in general, and racial discrimination within the Francophone community-has a major impact on the identity practices of the immigrants. The article underlines that these multiple identities materialize in order to acquire social capital which could support the social and economic integration of the immigrants. It will allow us to understand the many aspects of their migratory trajectory and to consider the politics of linguistic and racial equity, as well as possible solutions that could reinforce the feeling of belonging and the socio-economic integration of the immigrants into the Francophone and the wider Canadian society.
ACCESSION #
78077448

 

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