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Sociedade e Cultura 2013, 16 1

Autor: Marta Vilar Rosales

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/


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Sociedade e Cultura ISSN: 1415-8566 brmpechincha@hotmail.com Universidade Federal de Goiás Brasil Vilar Rosales, Marta Things and places from the city.
Consumption practices, settlement and belonging of second generation migrants in Lisbon Sociedade e Cultura, vol.
16, núm.
1, enero-junio, 2013, pp.
117-125 Universidade Federal de Goiás Goiania, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=70329744012 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Things and places from the city.
Consumption practices, settlement and belonging of second generation migrants in Lisbon Marta Vilar Rosales PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Visiting Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa m.rosales@fcsh.unl.pt Abstract While much scholarly work has been produced on the complex topic of contemporary migration, there is still relatively little literature on its intersections with material culture and consumption practices.
But the impact of migration on material experiences goes beyond attachment to objects from home; it can change peoples’ perceptions of themselves, restructure their patterns of social interaction and, I believe, alter the balance of relationships maintained not just with those left behind but also with those who migrated to other localities as well as those who share and inhabit the same places. Drawing on the results of an ethnographic study carried out in Lisbon with teenage boys and girls of African descent, this paper aims to explore the interface between migration, materiality and place and, more significantly still, how personal, cultural and geographical trajectories, and positioning and belonging policies are marked and partially constituted through the relationship w...





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